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Ranch owners Frank and Jackie Mills utilized the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS Windbreak Restoration Conservation Practice 650 to remove dead and dying trees from an existing windbreak, a.k.a. shelterbelt, and added rows of Junipers on their land in Crawford, NE, in the Great Plains region of the United States, on July 23, 2021. 

Their windbreak has a tall center row that was originally planted with elm and cedar trees from the 1950s. This row was filled in

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Conservation Trees for Nebraska (PDF; 12 MB)- This 92 page publication was produced in conjunction with the Nebraska Forest Service and originally adapted from the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension publication “Nebraska Conservation Tree Program,” EC 97-1760. This edition was printed in 2023.