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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.


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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.




From the Woods Today - Leeches and Other Lore

Episode 126 - From the Woods Today - Leeches and Other Lore


This episode of From the Woods Today is a Halloween Special. Join us as we tell the tales about creepy things in the forest including leeches, burying beetles, vampire bats, zombie fungus, and more!




From the Woods Today - National Forest Products

Episode 125 - From the Woods Today - National Forest Products


On this episode of From the Woods Today, we're celebrating National Forest Products Week! Come learn a little bit about the history of this event and how you can participate. Dr. Jacob Muller also joins us to explain what carbon storage is and what market opportunities exist for interested landowners.




From the Woods Today - Why are Trees in Cities Important?

Episode 124 - From the Woods Today - Why are Trees in Cities Important?


This episode of From the Woods Today is a Tree Week Special! Join us as we talk about how home owners can properly care for trees and why it is important to care for trees. We also have a segment for the upcoming National Forest Products Week, as well as one about some upcoming maple syrup programs.




From the Woods Today - What is a Mushroom?

Episode 123 - From the Woods Today - What is a Mushroom?


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn what a mushroom is for National Mushroom Day. We also have a presentation on what to do when a disaster strikes and a brief overview of the book, Water in Kentucky.




From the Woods Today - Primary Growth of Trees

Episode 122 - From the Woods Today - Primary Growth of Trees


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn how trees grow, both underground and above. We also have a segment on fall leaf color.




From the Woods Today - How Native People Used Natural Resources

Episode 121 - From the Woods Today - How Native People Used Natural Resources


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we celebrate this year’s Native American Day and Kentucky Archaeology Month by discussing the many ways Kentucky’s diverse indigenous peoples used the natural environment. We also have a segment on the wildlife benefits of managing cedar and information on upcoming workshops for private landowners on cedar management.




From the Woods Today - Arboretum Woods

Episode 120 - From the Woods Today - Arboretum Woods


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about the ecology, land use history, and management of the Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. We also learn how to evaluate your wildfire risk and create defensible space to protect your home and family during wildfire season.