Trees: Our Superhero Friends

by Justin Evertson, Nebraska Forest Service

                               Nebraska Statewide Arboretum 

Wachiska Program — Thursday, January 13, 7:00 p.m.,

via Zoom web conference (registration required)

Link to register:


Thursday, January 13, 2021 at  7:00 p.m.

For our January program, Wachiska members are invited to join in this Zoom presentation kicking off a year of activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day in Nebraska.


On Thursday, January 13, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Justin Evertson, a favorite presenter to this chapter, will discuss “Trees: Our Superhero Friends” which will be a fast-paced overview of trees, including their economic value, physical and mental health benefits, the latest science, the value of planting native species, how trees impact and are impacted by climate change, and more.


This presentation is sponsored by Faith to Forest, an initiative by and for Lincoln faith communities and individuals in 2022 to celebrate, learn about, advocate for, and plant and care for trees in Lincoln. Originally organized by First-Plymouth Church, it was a coincidence that both of our programs are scheduled for the same night and time, so it seemed we should “piggy-back” and share the information.


Immediately following Justin's talk, Wachiska members will be invited to remain on the Zoom for a short discussion by Faith to Forest co-chairs Laurel Van Ham and Lorrie Benson, both Wachiska members, who will provide a brief overview of Faith to Forest planned activities for the year. We'll end with any chapter business that needs to be addressed and which traditionally would precede the program.


There will be NO REGISTRATION for this program—but see the Zoom link below to participate.


To enter the program a few minutes before 7:00 p.m., go to this Zoom link :


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