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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 - New Invasives Alert

Episode 105 - From the Woods Today - New Invasives Alert


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Ellen Crocker shares some invasive species to be on the lookout for. Kai Davis returns to do a birds edition of our Wildlife Sounds series. We also have a segment on woodland safety equipment, tools, and felling resources.




From The Woods Today - Mass Timber Overview

Episode 87 - From The Woods Today - Mass Timber Overview


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Chad Niman gives an overview of mass timber building. He also discusses ongoing research efforts to integrate the use of underutilized hardwoods into the building codes for these mass timber components and the benefits for sustainable forest management. We also have our beloved tree of the week segment, as well as a discussion about storm damage and some resources to help you take action.




From The Woods Today - What are Invasive Plants?

Episode 82 - From The Woods Today - What are Invasive Plants?


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Ellen Crocker gives an overview of invasive plants; what they are, what they can look like, and why they are a problem. We also have our tree of the week and monthly mushroom highlight, as well as a look into some research on stave drying.




From The Woods Today - Urban & Community Forestry

Episode 78 - From The Woods Today - Urban & Community Forestry


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn about the many benefits of our urban forests and projects taking place throughout Kentucky’s communities. We also have a segment on proper tree planting techniques, as well as some information on National Forest Products Week occurring this October 17 - 23.




From The Woods Today - Small Scale & Horse Logging

Episode 73 - From The Woods Today - Small Scale & Horse Logging


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss the differences between small scale logging with machinery and horse logging. We have our highly anticipated tree of the week segment, as well as some information about some upcoming events at the Kentucky Wood Expo (September 17-18, 2021).




From The Woods Today - Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative

Episode 52 - From The Woods Today - Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative


In this episode of From the Woods Today, guest Cliff Drouet teaches us about the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) program. We also have segments on the Kentucky Master Logger Program and the Kentucky Logger of the Year. As well as another wildlife sounds video.




From The Woods Today - Maple Syrup

Episode 29 - From The Woods Today - Maple Syrup


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about maple syrup in Kentucky. We have our tree of the week segment and a fun cooking with wood video. Chad Niman also goes over Forest Products Week.




From The Woods Today - Intro to the Forest Industry

Episode 23 - From The Woods Today - Intro to the Forest Industry


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Chad Niman and Bobby Ammerman give us an overview of the forest industry in Kentucky. We also have a new wildlife sounds from the forest segment as well as our tree of the week.