The 2009 Trees for Nebraska Towns (TNT) has awarded tree planting grants to twenty-seven projects in twenty-three communities in Nebraska.  The TNT community landscaping grant program is managed by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA) and funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET)

Lincoln is one of the communities that received landscape funds through this program.  The FireWorks Restaurant project was awarded $5,000 to plant 25 trees over the next 12 months. The trees will be installed in the rain garden at FireWorks Restaurant along the Billy Wolff bike trail near Old Cheney Road and South 86th Drive.

TNT was developed to address tree loss in Nebraska and to improve the overall health, sustainability and species diversity of Nebraska’s community trees. It is coordinated by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc. and is part of ReTree Nebraska efforts to plant a million trees by 2017. To help achieve these goals, the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET), a beneficiary of the Nebraska Lottery, is providing $1 million in grant funding to enable high-quality tree planting and associated landscaping in communities across the state.  For more information about the TNT program contact NSA at 402-472-2971 or visit