Loess Canyons, redcedar invasion, Dirac Twidwell

Nebraska is on the front lines of an eastern redcedar invasion as illustrated by this photo from the Loess Canyons area. Woody plants crowd out native wildflowers and grasses and jeopardize these plant’s carbon-storage capacity. Additionally, when they burn in wildfire, the release large amounts of carbon into the air. Photo by Dirac Twidwell, UNL