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From the Woods Today - Wildfire Response

Episode 151 - From the Woods Today - Wildfire Response


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss research on wildfire in Kentucky and the implications of the results in the context of climate change. We also have our Tree of the Week segment, as well as a presentation about neotropical migratory birds.




From the Woods Today - Top 10 Landowner Tree Issues

Episode 150 - From the Woods Today - Top 10 Landowner Tree Issues


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we explore some of the most common tree issues landowners face when dealing with trees. We also have a segment about harvesting cedar and an upcoming related workshop.




From the Woods Today - Reforestation in Urban Areas

Episode 149 - From the Woods Today - Reforestation in Urban Areas


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn about the benefits of urban reforestation that we're seeing in Reforest the Bluegrass sites around Lexington including benefits to wildlife, plant diversity, recreation and aesthetics, and carbon storage. We also have our monthly What's Bugging My Tree? segment.




From the Woods Today - All Things Earthy!

Episode 148 - From the Woods Today - All Things Earthy!


It's Earth Day! Join us on this episode of From the Woods Today as we dive into the origins of Earth Day and activities viewers can participate in to celebrate. We also have members of the UK Forestry Extension team to discuss key components such as water, soil, wildlife, and native plants and how they play a critical role in Earth's ecosystems.




From the Woods Today - Spring Bird ID

Episode 147 - From the Woods Today - Spring Bird ID


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss a few of the earliest spring migratory birds that have returned to Kentucky after their winter vacations. We also have a Tree of the Week segment, as well as information about an upcoming workshop series for Kentucky landowners.




From the Woods Today - Building Fire Control Lines

Episode 146 - From the Woods Today - Building Fire Control Lines


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we examine the first steps for utilizing prescribed or controlled fire on your property: building control lines. We also address some key components of tree protection ordinances that may be effective in your area.




From the Woods Today - Understanding the Importance of White Oak

Episode 144 - From the Woods Today - Understanding the Importance of White Oak


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss how white oak is one of the most economic and environmentally important species in Kentucky. We also share some upcoming community events in celebration of Water Week and Kentucky Arbor Day.




From the Woods Today - World Wood Day

Episode 143 - From the Woods Today - World Wood Day


March 21, 2023 is World Wood Day! Join us in this episode of From the Woods Today as we take you through the history of wood used by Kentucky's ancient native peoples, how innovation is redefining modern-day wood use, and the impact this material has on our daily lives. We also have our Tree of the Week segment.




From the Woods Today - Maple Syrup in Kentucky

Episode 142 - From the Woods Today - Maple Syrup in Kentucky


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we explore maple syrup production in Kentucky and see how it is bringing communities together through efforts such as the Kentucky Maple Day. We also have a new Bird of the Month series highlighting woodpeckers, their biodiversity, and how to identify each of our native woodpecker species.




From the Woods Today - What is a Tree?

Episode 141 - From the Woods Today - What is a Tree?


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we explore what makes a tree a tree and not another type of plant. We also learn the basics of tree identification.