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Tree Tales

Tree Tales provides advice on tree care issues, tree selection and planting, and upcoming events and publications from the Kansas Forest Service.  Each segment is approximately 2-minutes in length, and is presented by forestry experts from the Kansas Forest Service.

Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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04-21-17CELEBRATING ARBOR DAY – K-State forester Charlie Barden reflects on the origins of Arbor Day, and offers some ideas of what can be done to commemorate the occasion on April 28th. TT 04-21
04-14-17APPRAISING WINDBREAKS AND SHELTERBELTS - K-State forester Bob Atchison has information on conservation tree appraisal, including windbreaks and shelterbelts.TT 04-14
04-07-17TREE WATERING ADVICE - K-State forest health specialist Ryan Armbrust offers some simple steps to ensure the water needs of young, as well as mature, trees are met.TT 04-07
3-31-17PROMOTING BURR OAKS - K-State forester Bob Atchison would like to see more landowners encourage burr oak growth on their property, as well as plant more of these hardy, long-lasting trees.TT 3-31
3-24-17CANKER DISEASE IN OAKS - Ryan Armbrust explains the effects of canker disease and its impact on oak trees.TT 3-24
3-17-17TREES AND PRESCRIBED BURNING - Charlie Barden talks about K-State research on the use of prescribed fire as a tool for improving tree resources in Kansas.  TT 3-17
3-10-17PINE TREE LOSSES - Ryan Armbrust talks about responding to pine wilt disease.TT 3-10
3-3-17STREAMBANK FORESTRY ASSISTANCE - Jarran Tindle says the Kansas Forest Service is available to assist landowners.TT 3-3
2-24-17PLANTING AMERICAN PLUM - Bob Atchison talks about its advantages.TT 2-24
2-17-17FORCING WOODY TRIMMINGS - Charlie Barden offers advice on taking tree and shrub trimmings and forcing their growth indoors.TT 2-17
2-10-17TREE AND LAND MANAGEMENT - Jarren Tindle talks about financial assistance to landowners managing riparian areas, and the benefits of good management practices.TT 2-10
2-3-17PROTECTING PUBLIC WATERS - Bob Atchison offers tips on tree planting for water conservation.TT 2-3
1-27-17STREAMBANK STABILIZATION - Jarren Tindle explains why tree growth along streams and rivers is important.TT 1-27
1-20-17LIVING SNOW FENCES - Bob Atchison offers advice on establishing living snow fences.TT 1-20
1-13-17RIPARIAN TREE PLANTING - Jarren Tindle speaks to opportunities for landowners to establish more trees around waterways on their properties.TT 1-13
1-6-17NATURAL RESOURCES CONFERENCE - Charles Barden previews the January 26-27 event in Wichita.TT 1-6