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UK Forestry Extension Radio Spots -2010


December 2010
Selecting a Christmas Tree-. Selecting a really fresh christmas tree is an art. Extension Forestry Specialist Deborah Hill explains what to look for when picking a tree.

Practicing Ethical Behavior for Hunters- The sport of hunting has basic guidelines. Extension Wildlife Specialist Tom Barnes suggests the actions taken by a single hunter can effect how all hunters are viewed by the public.


November 2010
Selecting Firewood for the Consumer- There is firewood that is ideal for burning in the home. Extension Forestry Specialist Doug McClaren suggests what to look for in a good fire wood and what wood to reject.

Producing Maple Syrup- Interest has grown recently in the maple syrup industry. Extension Forestry Specialist Deborah Hill has the facts about maple syrup production and marketing.


October 2010

Recognizing the Importance of Forests- How important is the wood industry in the Commonwealth?. Extension Forestry Specialist Doug McLaren describes the importance of the forest land in Kentucky.


September 2010
Protecting a Backyard Stream and Your Home-
Planting shrubs or allowing grass to overgrow are two ways to generate a buffer zone between a stream and your lawn. Extension Forestry Specialist Deborah Hill suggests the importance of this buffer area.


August 2010
Assisting Wildlife Through Woodland Managment- Kentucky has a wide variety of wildlife species, many of them living in the woodlands. Billy Thomas, Extension Forester, disscusses how managing your private woodlands can have significant impact on the health and stability of wildife populations.


July 2010

Cutting Firewood in the Summer- With temperatures and humidity levels high this summer, its hard to think about gathering wood for the upcoming heating season. Doug McLaren, Extension Forestry Specialist, explains the importance of gathering firewood now to have it properly cured by the time you need it.

Managing Woodlands Year Round- The longer and warmer days of Kentucky's summer encourage growth in our forests. Doug McLaren, Extension Forestry Specialist, details woodland management and how important it is to take care of your timber year-round for better quality.

Growing Income on Kentucky Woodlands- The economy lately has made everyone start looking for other ways to make money, and your woodlands could be an option. Extension Forester Billy Thomas discusses how to maximize profit and properly market and harvest your woodlands.


June 2010

Negotiating a Stimulus Package for Trees- How do foresters create a stimulus package for trees? Extension Forestry Specialist Doug McLaren provides a explanation to the development of this timber stimulus paclage.

May 2010
Developing a Management Incentive Plan For a Forest- Our forests are very important to our community. Extension Forester Billy Thomas explains how the 2008 farm bill has influenced our forests and wildlife.

Farming the Forest- How do you get economic benefit from forested land? Extension Forestry Specialist Deborah Hill suggests you look around on your forest land to identify what could be harvested to sell to consumers.

Understanding Forest Fires in Kentucky- This spring has seen more than 600 wildfires in Kentucky. Extension Forestry Specialist Doug McLaren lists the reasons why this is a concern for all Kentuckians.


April 2010
Gleaning the Forest- Gleaning means finding things of economic value. While you go hiking in the forest. Extension Forestry Specialist Deborah Hill suggests anyone with forested land should be aware of the possibility of valuable assets in the forest.


March 2010
Opening New Oppurtunities for Woodland Owners- Kentucky forests have long been apart of our history and way of life. Extension Forester Billy Thomas discusses some new ideas for woodland owners to broaden the industry.


February 2010
Establishing Timber Value Before Harvest- Before initiating a timber sale it is important to evaluate the true value of your forest property. Extension Forestry Specialist Doug McClaren explains the factors involved in establishing a price for your timber.

Watching for Timber Theft- There are important considerations of security to keep your forest secure and safe from thieves. Extension Forestry Specialist Jeff Stringer describes the risk of theft and how you can reduce the risk of losing valuable timber.

Learning about Agro-Forestry- Forest farming is one of the important types of agri-forestry that can provide income for your land. Extension Forestry Specialist Deborah Hill explains what you can grow to make your forest profitable.


January 2010

Selecting the Best Firewood- Cold winters usually bring on thoughts of using firewood as a supplemental heating fuel for your home. With key points to look for, Extension Forestry Specialist Deborah Hill suggests planning before purchasing seasoned wood.

Applying Tax Code for Woodland Owners-
Implications of tax code can effect deductions taken on Income tax. Extension Forester Billy Thomas outlines the various options when filing your tax return.