Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has confirmed that emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered during a site inspection in Omaha’s Pulaski Park on June 6, 2016. Nebraska becomes the 27th state to confirm the presence of EAB, joining neighboring states of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. The current treatment consideration zone extends from Fort Calhoun to Plattsmouth and from Gretna to east of Council Bluffs (see right column). NDA has issued a quarantine prohibiting ash nursery stock from leaving the quarantine area. The quarantine also regulates the movement of hardwood firewood and mulch, ash timber products and green waste material out of Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Washington and Dodge counties to assist in the prevention of human-assisted spread of the pest into un-infested areas. Click here to read more about the discovery. More information about EAB and recommendations for municipalities can be found at


The Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association mission is: “To advance the nursery and landscape industry by providing opportunities for networking, education, advocacy and certification to industry professionals for the purpose of collectively growing their businesses”

We provide resources for both the gardening community and the green industry. The NNLA strives to promote certified professionals, Great Plants and the growth of horticulture in Nebraska.

The Nebraska Association of Nurseryman was established in 1925 to represent the Nebraska Nursery Industry. The nursery and landscape industry has grown a great deal over the years and the group is now the Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association.

The NNLA has grown to serve members across the state as well as many members outside the borders of Nebraska. Our members consist of retail garden centers, growers, landscape designers and contractors, landscape management firms and consultants, industry suppliers, college faculty, arborists, turf specialists and certified nurserymen.

Nebraska’s top industry professionals lead the organization by volunteering on the board of directors and committees and by serving as advisors. These volunteers work to provide education, legislative involvement and certification programs for the industry as well as other member benefits.  NNLA members also participate in community projects.  In 2011, The NNLA planted three educational gardens at Camp Carol Joy Holling.

The NNLA sponsors a winter conference, a Summer Field Day, training and certification for the Nebraska Certified Nurseryman program, a newsletter, student scholarships, and plant auctions to support university research.


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