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From the Woods Today - Kentucky Forest Health Update

Episode 137 - From the Woods Today - Kentucky Forest Health Update


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Ellen Crocker gives an update on the state of Kentucky's forest health. We also have the ever-popular Tree of the Week segment, as well as a wildlife sounds segment.


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From the Woods Today - Just a Pile of Rocks?

Episode 136 - From the Woods Today - Just a Pile of Rocks?


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we answer the question: "what is that pile of rocks?" Join Dr. Gwynn Henderson as she discusses the key characteristics archaeologists use when they try to figure out the identity of a “pile of rocks.” We also have a segment about National Serpent Day and highlight some of our upcoming programs.




From the Woods Today - What is a Private Lands Biologist?

Episode 135 - From the Woods Today - What is a Private Lands Biologist?


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we go over the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Private Lands Program and the technical guidance they provide landowners. Learn how to get in touch with your biologist, what to expect during and after the visit, and possible funding sources to help you along the way. We also have our Tree of the Week segment.




From the Woods Today - Invasive Species Management

Episode 134 - From the Woods Today - Invasive Species Management


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we go over how to approach a site-specific plan for invasive species management. We also have a segment on wild pig control and what to do if you spot any on your property.




From the Woods Today - Mushroom Cultivation

Episode 133 - From the Woods Today - Mushroom Cultivation


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we kick the new year off with a segment about how to grow and cultivate your own mushrooms. We also share some fun activities to participate in on National Bird Day, as well as discuss what to do with your old Christmas tree.




From the Woods Today - Holiday Wood Products

Episode 132 - From the Woods Today - Holiday Wood Products


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we review the countless products associated from the woods that we depend on for this festive season. We also have a segment on how to make wreaths, as well as show you how to roast chestnuts.




From the Woods Today - The Future of White Oak

Episode 131 - From the Woods Today - The Future of White Oak


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Jeff Stringer discusses how white oaks are not regenerating at levels necessary to maintain healthy and diverse forests and what that means for our future decades to come. We also have a segment on how barrels are made, as well as a third segment about how white oak plays a vital role for wildlife.




From the Woods Today - Upland Oak Forest Management

Episode 130 - From the Woods Today - Upland Oak Forest Management


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about the practices designed to address one or more of the difficulties upland oaks typically face. We also have a segment on how to manage that pesky bush honeysuckle on your property.




From the Woods Today - Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Episode 129 - From the Woods Today - Environmental Quality Incentives Program


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn about the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the work they do with private forest landowners to provide technical and financial resources to improve their woodlands. We also have friend of the show, Anna Wiker, on to share some fun DIYs to make your outdoor space into a winter wildlife haven.




From the Woods Today - World Forest ID

Episode 128 - From the Woods Today - World Forest ID


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss World Forest ID and their work to combat illegal logging through science-based technologies. We also discuss some ongoing wildfire issues in Kentucky.