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Charles E. Bessey, “The Distribution of the Native Trees of Nebraska” in Robert W. Furnas, Annual Report, Nebraska State Board of Agriculture for the Year 1903 (Lincoln, NE: The Society, 1904), 255-280.


Dr Charles E Bessey was professor of botany at the University of Nebraska and the state botanist.

The Annual Report of the Nebraska State Board was of Agriculture was often used as a vehicle to distribute reports from other state agencies and officials.


This document lists 67 trees identified by Dr Bessey with the help of others around the state. It includes the common and scientific names as well brief comment about each tree. Small maps are provided showing the distribution of each tree.