News, People  |  February 6th, 2017

Sunday Garden Series

In honor of our 30th Anniversary this month, we’re bringing back our Sunday Garden Series!

Kinghorn Gardens will be hosting this series on Sunday, February 12th, 19th, and 26th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Mammel Hall. Our first Sunday Garden talk will be a panel discussion on News, Notes & Nonsense Regarding Emerald Ash Borer with Eric Berg, Program Leader of Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscapes with the Nebraska Forest Service, Justin Evertson, Green Infrastructure Coordinator with the Nebraska Forest Service, and Bryan Kinghorn, President of Kinghorn Gardens.

Please RSVP at as space is limited.

Panel Bios:


Justin Evertson, Green Infrastructure Coordinator
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Nebraska Forest Service

Justin Evertson has been involved with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Nebraska Forest Service since 1990. Since 2010 he has been the Green Infrastructure Coordinator for the Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscapes unit of NFS/NSA.  Justin oversees programs that provide funding, technical assistance and educational outreach for sustainable landscape enhancements in communities across the state.  Justin has authored several publications over the years with an emphasis on woody plant selection. He earned his architecture and community and regional planning degrees from UNL (1988/92).

Justin grew up on a farm in western Nebraska (Kimball County) where he learned an appreciation for shortgrass prairie and Nebraska’s wide-open spaces. Justin is passionate about trees, the native landscape, biodiversity and sustainable landscape development.  He lives in Waverly (near Lincoln) where he plants many trees and works to enhance landscapes throughout the community.


Eric Berg, Community Forestry, and Sustainable Landscapes Program Leader
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Nebraska Forest Service

Eric Berg is the Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscape Program Leader with the Nebraska Forest Service, based out of the NFS state office on East Campus, University of Nebraska, and Lincoln. He works with approximately 15 staff to implement state-wide programs including collaborating with those of the statewide non-profit Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.

Eric originates from Colorado where he attended Colorado State University and studied natural resource management.  His previous work experience includes range conservation work in South Dakota; Forester with the Colorado State Forest Service; Research Associate with Colorado State University; District Forester with Kansas Forest Service and Community Forestry Program Coordinator. Eric joined the Nebraska Forest Service in 2006.

Other related experience includes serving as a board member and past president of the Midwestern Chapter of ISA. He has also served on the ISA Council of Representatives Executive Committee. He has also been an active participant of state arborists associations including ex-officio board member for the Kansas Arborists Association and Nebraska Arborists Association.  He is a member and certified arborist and municipal specialist with ISA as well as maintaining ISA Tree Risk Assessment qualification.


Bryan Kinghorn, President
Kinghorn Gardens

Bryan Kinghorn is President of Kinghorn Gardens. In 2017, Kinghorn Gardens celebrates its 30th year as a full-service Landscape Design & Contracting Company within the Omaha area and surrounding communities.

Bryan is a past president of the Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association as well as a past president of the Western Nursery and Landscape Association. The Western is a five-state regional industry group including Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

A graduate of Iowa State University in Horticulture (1980), Bryan is also a Nebraska Certified Nurseryman and has received specialized training and certification from the Chicago Botanic Garden in Design, Management, and Programming of Restorative Outdoor Spaces.

What: Sunday Garden Series with Kinghorn Gardens
When: Sunday, February 12th, 19th, and 26th from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: UNO’s Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St, Omaha, NE 68106 Room 117

Stay tuned to social media for our next Sunday Garden talks on February 19th and 26th. We look forward to seeing you there!

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