Plant Selection

Support a healthy ecosystem by growing plants that will grow well where they're planted, without a lot of fuss.  Good choices will provide food and shelter for pollinators and other insects, birds, and animals.  Using trees as your focal point, use the following resources to plan your next garden, but  watch out for invasive species!

Great Plains Plant Resources A list of plant resources and information for the Nebraska region

GRO Big Red

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources How to Attract Pollinators

The Naturalist School Ecology workshops & consultation, planting support, sources for locally-wild native plants

Nebraska Defenders of Wildlife Protect native animals and plants in their natural communities

The NE Department of Agriculture's Noxious Weed Program Regulates the Noxious Weed Control Act in NE

Nebraska Invasive Species Program Prevent the introduction, impact & spread of invasive species

Nebraska Native Plant Society Promote the appreciation, conservation, & education of Nebraska's native flora

Nebraska Pollinator Week List of native plants for pollinators

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Planting for healthy people, vibrant communities & a resilient environment

Omaha Plants An ever-growing directory of shrubs, grasses, plants, & trees well suited for use in the metro

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