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Loess Canyons landowners band together to confront eastern redcedar

By Renae Blum Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Mark Alberts’ dad could recall going out with his grade-school teacher to cut down a cedar Christmas tree, and they had to hunt to find one. Today things have changed, and the Loess Canyons, a roughly 338,000-acre landscape south of North Platte, is overgrown with eastern redcedar, a hardy, drought-tolerant invasive species. While once looked upon favorably, the hardy, drought-tolerant invasive species is now recognized for its harmful effects on the Great …

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