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UK Forestry Extension Radio Spots -2008

December 2008

Invasive Species- Invasive species are a serious threat to Kentucky Woodlands.  Billy Thomas, Extension Forester, and Jeff Stringer, Forestry Extension Professor, discuss recent work by UK Forestry Extension and aligned partners to address this problem in Kentucky.


Finding Good Seasoned Firewood-
 Winter will soon be here and many people are building fires in their fireplaces.  Doug McLaren, Extension Forester, discusses the best type of firewood for burning in the home.


November 2008
Caring for Water-Starved Trees-  The 2007 and 2008 droughts have been very harsh on newly planted trees.  Deborah Hill, Extension Forestry Specialist, explains the proper way to care for trees during a drought.

October 2008
Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place-  When thinking about planting new trees around your property there are many things to consider.  Extension Forestry Specialist Deborah Hill outlines how to pick both the right tree and the right location.


September 2008
Unmasking Trees Vibrant Colors -   Everyone loves the brilliant fall colors that cover the trees across the state in the fall.  Extension Forester Doug McLaren explains the process of how trees produce beautiful fall leaves.

Seasoning Wood Before Burning -  With winter approaching, there will be more firewood used in our homes. Doug McLaren, Extension Forester, discusses the importance of seasoning your firewood.


August 2008

Valuing Trees - Many people would jump at the opportunity to sell wood right from their tree acreage.  Doug McLaren, Extension Forestry Specialist, explains how to make the most money off your land.


July 2008
Bringing Deer To Your Landscape One of natures most gentle, and docile creatures is the deer.   Extension Wildlife Specialist Tom Barnes examines how you can attract these gentle creatures to your property.

May 2008
Nurturing Trees and Shrubs  -  Trees and shrubs require special care to remain at their best.  Deborah Hill, Extension Forestry Specialist, explains what management practices can be done to benefit your plants.


April 2008
Establishing A Woodland Management Plan  -  Kentucky has a rich abundance of natural resources, one is the natural forests that flourish throughout the state. Doug McLaren, Extension Forestry Specialist, examines these natural resources that are found so abundantly.


March 2008
Growing Shiitake Mushrooms  Select specific trees to use for shiitake mushroom production.  Extension Forestry Specialist Deborah Hill examines the importance of shiitake mushrooms and how to grow them.


February 2008
Making Maple Syrup  -
  How does homemade maple syrup sound?  Deborah Hill, Extension Forestry Specialist, details important things to know when making maple syrup.

Evaluating Tree Selection
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  Many details go into evaluating trees.  Extension Forestry Specialist Doug McLaren expands on criteria that needs to be considered during tree selection.

Watching for Timber Theft
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Timber theft is a common crime committed in Kentucky.  Extension Forestry Specialist, Jeff Stringer, outlines how to prevent these occurrences. 

Learning about Agro-Forestry Forest Farming 
  There are several different types of agri-forestry techniques.  Extension Forestry Specialist Deborah Hill examines the details of forest farming.

Purchasing Firewood
Some of us require firewood to stay warm in the cold months.  Extension Forestry Specialist Doug McLaren examines the characteristics of firewood for heating.


January 2008
Nurturing Trees in the Winter  -  It is important to take care of trees during the cold months.  Deborah Hill, Extension Forestry Specialist, expands on necessary steps to care for trees to allow them to bloom to their fullest potential in the spring and summer.

Growing Timber for Value - Making a profit is the primary goal of growing forests for timber. Extension Forestry Specialist Doug McLaren discusses the differences in trees according to the preferences of the logger.

Selling Timber in the Commonwealth - There is a minimal amount of timber data available in Kentucky. Extension Forester Billy Thomas examines how to harvest and sell timber.


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