This tree may look like a harmless, little Christmas tree; however these trees are posing a large threat to many habitats in Nebraska!  Despite being a native Nebraska tree, its ability to adapt to several environmental conditions has allowed the species to expand at an alarming rate, creating many negative ecological impacts.  Lack of forest fires has also contributed to the expansion of this species.  Eastern Red Cedars do offer some benefits such as windbreaks on farms, and food and shelter to various Nebraska wildlife!  To find out more on the Eastern Red Cedars visit the links below, including a tree profile and plans in place to reduce negative impacts of these trees.