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From the Woods Today - History of the American Chestnut

Episode 114 - From the Woods Today - History of the American Chestnut


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn the history of the American Chestnut, how it used to be all over Kentucky's landscapes, and what you can do to help save it. We also walk you through the process of hunting for and reporting American chestnut trees you find in the wild using the Tree Snap app.




From the Woods Today - Fireflies

Episode 111 - From the Woods Today - Fireflies


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Jonathan Larson returns to discuss the magic of fireflies. We also have a guest from the Kentucky Division of Forestry share what a service forester does. Our last segment of the show is about steam weeders and how to use one.




From the Woods Today - Spotted Lanternfly and Spongy Moths

Episode 107 - From the Woods Today - Spotted Lanternfly and Spongy Moths


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Jonathan Larson discusses two invasive species that pose distinct hazards to Kentucky woodlands and shares information about a citizen science effort to report sightings of them or their hosts to help monitor for these hungry critters. We also have our monthly Pesky Plant segment, as well as our Tree of the Week.




From the Woods Today - Sustainable Oak Management Practices

Episode 106 - From the Woods Today - Sustainable Oak Management Practices


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss what you can do to aid in sustaining healthy upland oak forests, as well as some oak management practices that have been developed by forest researchers and forestry experts to both regenerate and maintain oaks. Dr. Carrie Pike joins us to talk about the new seed collection zones for the eastern US. We also have our ever popular Tree of the Week segment.




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 - Mussels

Episode 102 - From The Woods Today - Mussels


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we are joined by Dr. Wendell Haag to talk about mussels. We also have a popular returning guest, Dr. Jonathan Larson, with us to talk about tick prevention and safe removal.




From The Woods Today - Tree Selection and Planting

Episode 101 - From The Woods Today - Tree Selection and Planting


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we're talking trees! Dr. Ellen Crocker teaches us how to select the perfect tree for your landscape and then how to successfully plant it. We also have our popular Tree of the Week segment.




From The Woods Today - 100th Episode Special

Episode 100 - From The Woods Today - 100th Episode Special


It's our 100th episode! Celebrate with us as we discuss earth day, scouting for invasive plants, reforestation and birds, and tree identification. We also announce some of our giveaway winners at the end of the show.




From The Woods Today - Owls of the Bluegrass

Episode 95 - From The Woods Today - Owls of the Bluegrass


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we're talking about owls. Join us to learn about the life, history, and identification of these mysterious birds, as well as tips to look for them in the wild. We also have a segment on snake identification resources, as well as another edition of our Pesky Plant series.




From The Woods Today - Reclaimed Mined Land

Episode 94 - From The Woods Today - Reclaimed Mined Land


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss how the Green Forests Work organization is working to re-establish healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia. We also have our tree of the week segment, as well as a bounty out on some invasive plants!