The NNLA is your one stop resource center for easy access to useful sites for Green Industry professionals. We are always looking for interesting and useful sites, so send in information on sites that you have used and we will post it on our resource center. We update this page frequently, so check back often.
Links to other industry websites
American Nursery and Landscape Association
JOBS in Horticulture, Inc
Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show
Government entities that support the Agriculture and Horticulture Industry
Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service – USDA
Botanical Gardens & Arboretums
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Colleges with Horticulture Programs
Southeast Community College – Beatrice, NE
4771 W Scott Rd
Beatrice, NE 68310
Plant & Tree Resources
American Conifer Society
Description & Photos of Conifers
Trees – Environment – Support of Arbor Day Foundation
Locate Public Utilities 48 hours before you dig.
Information on grafted conifers
Information on Perennial Gardening
Pine Wilt Disease
Pine Wilt – Fatal Disease
Largest Plant Online Resource
ReTree Nebraska is a 10-year cooperative initiative to increase public awareness of the value of trees and reverse the decline of Nebraska’s community forests by planting 1 million trees in Nebraska communities by 2017. Information and events listed on website.
Interesting Tree Facts
Virtual Tree Pruning
Launch anumation at bottom of screen to practice pruning.
Nebraska Transportation Enhancement Program
Nebraska Transportation Enhancement Program
The Nebraska Department of Roads Transportation Enhancement Program provides funding to local, state, and regional governmental entities to build and restore transportation infrastructure.
Examples of transportation infrastructure projects that are eligible under this program include non-motorized facilities for pedestrians and bicycles, development of scenic byways, restoration of historic transportation facilities. Landscaping can be included in all of these projects.
Peter Kiewit Foundation Grants
There are two categories of grants the Foundation awards: general purpose grants and small grants. The Peter Kiewit Foundation funds programs, facilities, and capital projects.
In the general purpose grants program, there are no limitations on the size or duration of the grants that may be requested.
The small grants program allows the Trustees to assist a large number of worthy organizations with a broad array of small projects which are limited in scope but significant for the organization.
Grant application guidelines and application forms are required to submit a funding request and these materials are available through the Peter Kiewit Foundation office only. Please contact the foundation to establish your organization’s eligibility to apply and to discuss your proposed project.
Check back often—additional funding opportunities will be posted on the website as they become available. Listed below are grant administered by the Nebraska Forest Service & Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc. Check the website for other grant opportunities offered by other organizations.
Trees for Nebraska Town (TNT)
Primary intent for large maturing trees and associated plantings on public or private property but all projects must provide clear public benefit. 50/50 matching grant. Funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust and administered the the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc. Contact Justin Evertson at 402 472-5045 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterwise Landscapes Initiative
The Nebraska Environmental Trust has allocated approximately $725,000 to fund the Waterwise Landscapes Initiative.a statewide, multi-partner, three-year effort to develop model sustainable landscapes and enable partnering communities to develop the plans, tools and incentives to achieve more sustainable use of natural resources.
The Initiative will be undertaken in partnering communities chosen through a competitive process that establishes need, desire, ability and strategic geographic distribution. Communities will be chosen over a two-year cycle. At least 20 public sites will be chosen for development of model landscapes (likely including some NSA affiliate sites). For more information, contact Justin Evertson at 402/472-5045.
Community Enhancement Program (CEP)
Nebraska Community Enhancement Program For landscape projects located on public property that is adjacent to roadways, streets, parking lots or nonloop trails Funded by the Nebraska Department of Roads and Administered by the Nebraska Forest Service and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc.. Contact Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Serivce at (402) 472-6511 or email@example.com.
Shade our Streets (SOS)
Intended for planting large maturing street trees on public property along community right-of-ways. Projects located within the incorporated limits of a Nebraska Community. 80/20 Grant match. Funded by the Nebraska Department of Roads and administered by the Nebraska Forest Service. Contact Jessica Kelling, Nebraska Forest Service at (402) 472-0220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nebraska Resource District Community Forestry Grants
Locate your local NRD’s website or contact them to find community forestry assistance programs available in your community by clicking here.
Specialty Crop Grants
Specialty Crop Grant
Eligible projects must enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops and focus on research, promotion, marketing, nutrition, trade enhancement, food safety, food security, plant health programs, education and “buy” local programs, among other opportunities. Project must benefit the specialty crop industry, or a segment of the industry.
Applications are due in the Fall/Winter. Dates will be announced each year by the Dept of Agriculture.