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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!




From The Woods Today - Invasive Species Awareness

Episode 93 - From The Woods Today - Invasive Species Awareness


It's North American Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW). Join us on From the Woods Today as we raise awareness about invasive species, the threat that they pose, and what can be done to prevent their spread.




From The Woods Today - Adopt A Tree

Episode 91 - From The Woods Today - Adopt A Tree


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss how adopting a Kentucky tree is a simple way to recognize a favorite tree and the ecosystem benefits it provides to your home, school or community. We also have our Tree of the Week, as well as a our monthly Pesky Plants segment.




From The Woods Today - Kentucky Maple Day

Episode 90 - From The Woods Today - Kentucky Maple Day


This episode of From the Woods Today features news about an upcoming annual event, Kentucky Maple Day, and how you can participate. We also share some resources to prepare for spring forest fire season, as well as our reoccurring tree health segment - What's Bugging My Tree?.




From The Woods Today - Woodland New Year's Resolutions

Episode 86 - From The Woods Today - Woodland New Year's Resolutions


We often make New Year’s resolutions to initiate change in our lives. In this episode of From the Woods Today, we extend the idea of making New Year’s resolutions about your property and Kentucky’s woodlands and wildlife.




From The Woods Today - Christmas Traditions

Episode 85 - From The Woods Today - Christmas Traditions


This episode of From the Woods Today is a holiday special! Join us as we talk about the tradition of Christmas trees. We have a festive tree of the week, as well as segments on mistletoe and the annual Christmas Bird Count event.




From The Woods Today - Wildlife Friendly Trees

Episode 84 - From The Woods Today - Wildlife Friendly Trees


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss some trees that are beneficial to wildlife. We have a segment on Christmas trees, as well as another edition of What's Bugging My Tree.




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 - 5 W's of Woodland Management

Episode 81 - From The Woods Today - 5 W's of Woodland Management


In this episode of From the Woods Today, co-host Billy Thomas shares the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of woodland management in Kentucky. We also have a segment on Project Feeder Watch - an interactive survey of birds that visit your backyard, as well as an exciting segment of What's Bugging My Tree featuring fungi.




From The Woods Today - Pesky Plants

Episode 79 - From The Woods Today - Pesky Plants


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Crocker shares information about another invasive species and how through some citizen science efforts we were able to slow the spread. We also have a segment on wildfire season in Kentucky, as well as a segment on deer collisions.