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Nebraska is famous for its sports champions, but how about Champion Trees? While Nebraska is considered a "prairie state," trees have always played a prominent role in the quality of life in Nebraska. Native trees were used to build the first pioneer homes, to heat them and protect them from wind. They provide beauty, wildlife, habitat, protection from wind and blowing snow, cleaner air and water and many other benefits.
The Nebraska Champion Tree Register helps to remind us of the contribution trees make to the quality of our lives, and to celebrate the beauty, mystery, inspiration and sense of awe that come from being around truly large and ancient trees.