Nebraska Authors

Jack Phillips

Phillips is a consultant with the New Tree School, which offers workshops for naturalists. He published numerous articles in the now defunct Prairie Fire regional newspaper. Paul Johnsgard wrote the foreword and provided illustrations for Phillips' book, The Bur Oak Manifesto: Seeking Nature & Planting Trees in the Great Plains (2015, second expanded edition).

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Ecology--Great Plains; Natural History; Nebraska--Natural History; Botany; Trees

Places Worked

Teaches on the faculty of Arboriculture Canada Training and Education
Teaches with the Aldo Leopold Foundation.


Director of Loess Hills Nature School, a nonprofit consortium


The Bur Oak Manifesto: Seeking Nature & Planting Trees in the Great Plains. Foreword and Illustrations by Paul A. Johnsgard. 2015, second expanded edition.

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