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From the Woods Kentucky is a weekly radio show on WRFL 88.1 FM Lexington and discusses all things forestry.

Renee Williams and Laura Lhotka: UK Forestry and Natural Resources


    • Jan 19, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 49m AVG DURATION
    • 193 EPISODES


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    From the Woods Today - Invasive Species Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 56:56


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we go over how to approach a site-specific plan for invasive species management. We also have a segment on wild pig control and what to do if you spot any on your property. 1.11.23. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Mushroom Cultivation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 51:39


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we kick the new year off with a segment about how to grow and cultivate your own mushrooms. We also share some fun activities to participate in on National Bird Day, as well as discuss what to do with your old Christmas tree. 1.4.23. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Holiday Wood Products

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 52:51


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we review the countless products associated from the woods that we depend on for this festive season. We also have a segment on how to make wreaths, as well as show you how to roast chestnuts. 12.14.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - The Future of White Oak

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 62:05


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Jeff Stringer discusses how white oaks are not regenerating at levels necessary to maintain healthy and diverse forests and what that means for our future decades to come. We also have a segment on how barrels are made, as well as a third segment about how white oak plays a vital role for wildlife. 12.7.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Upland Oak Forest Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 55:49


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about the practices designed to address one or more of the difficulties upland oaks typically face. We also have a segment on how to manage that pesky bush honeysuckle on your property. 11.30.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Environmental Quality Incentives Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 50:33


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn about the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the work they do with private forest landowners to provide technical and financial resources to improve their woodlands. We also have friend of the show, Anna Wiker, on to share some fun DIYs to make your outdoor space into a winter wildlife haven. 11.16.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - World Forest ID

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 49:29


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss World Forest ID and their work to combat illegal logging through science-based technologies. We also discuss some ongoing wildfire issues in Kentucky. 11.9.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Common Wildlife Issues in Kentucky

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 56:45


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss some common wildlife issues that you might be seeing on your property and some resources to help. We also have the return of our beloved Tree of the Week segment, as well as a video showcasing this year's Outstanding Forest Steward Award recipient. 11.2.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Leeches and Other Lore

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 54:14


    This episode of From the Woods Today is a Halloween Special. Join us as we tell the tales about creepy things in the forest including leeches, burying beetles, vampire bats, zombie fungus, and more! 10.26.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - National Forest Products Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 52:19


    On this episode of From the Woods Today we're celebrating National Forest Products Week! Come learn a little bit about the history of this event and how you can participate. Dr. Jacob Muller also joins us to explain what carbon storage is and what market opportunities exist for interested landowners. 10.19.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Why are Trees in Cities Important?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 53:06


    This episode of From the Woods Today is a Tree Week Special! Join us as we talk about how home owners can properly care for trees and why it is important to care for trees. We also have a segment for the upcoming National Forest Products Week, as well as one about some upcoming maple syrup programs. 10.12.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - What is a Mushroom Anyways?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 53:48


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn what a mushroom is for National Mushroom Day. We also have a presentation on what to do when a disaster strikes and a brief overview of the book, Water in Kentucky. 10.5.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Primary Growth of Trees

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 39:12


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn how trees grow, both underground and above. We also have a segment on fall leaf color. 9.28.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - How Native People Used Natural Resources

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 56:52


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we celebrate this year's Native American Day and Kentucky Archaeology Month by discussing the many ways Kentucky's diverse indigenous peoples used the natural environment. We also have a segment on the wildlife benefits of managing cedar and information on upcoming workshops for private landowners on cedar management. 9.21.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Arboretum Woods

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 42:21


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about the ecology, land use history, and management of the Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. We also learn how to evaluate your wildfire risk and create defensible space to protect your home and family during wildfire season. 9.14.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - KDF Tree Nurseries

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 47:39


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about the Kentucky Division of Forestry's Tree Nurseries and how to order tree seedlings. We also have our monthly Pesky Plants segment. 9.7.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - How Insects Find Food

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 59:43


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, Jonathan Larson joins us to talk about what insects can smell with their antennae and how they use that to find the things they want to eat. We also have a discussion about what Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is, how it spreads, and where it's found, as well as our Tree of the Week segment. 8.31.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Plant Selection for the Host

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 55:49


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about how insects and amphibians rely on native plants and learn some tips to gear landscape design mindsets toward the host first and plant second. We also have a segment on prepping your yard for fall pollinators, as well as discuss how to implement fire on landscapes to improve the health of our forested systems. 8.24.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Cook Wild: Squirrel

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 57:13


    Join us this week on From the Woods Today while Martha Yount cooks live and tells us about the Cook Wild Kentucky Project. We also have a segment on Asian long-horned beetle (ALB) and how to spot and report this bad bug. We wrap up the show with a segment on lingering ash. 8.17.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Birding By Ear

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 49:22


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn how to take our bird identification skills to the next level by learning their songs and calls. We also have our Wildlife Sounds segment, as well as a segment about locust leafminer, what it looks, and what it means for your trees. 8.10.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - History of the American Chestnut

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 61:56


    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 TreeSnap app. 8.3.22 Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Knobs Region of Kentucky

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 47:44


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn about the Knobs region of Kentucky, including some of its features and history, as well as some of the threats it faces. We are also joined by UK PhD student, Zach Hackworth, who discusses the current status and distribution of ravens in Kentucky and research at the University of Kentucky to aid development of monitoring programs for this species. 7.27.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Clean Water Act 50th Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 57:03


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn a little history about the Clean Water Act and what it means today as we prepare for its 50th anniversary. We also have our fun, interactive Wildlife Sounds segment, as well as a segment about archaeological research at ancient Native American village and town sites situated along Kentucky's rivers and streams. 7.20.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Fireflies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 54:00


    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. 7.13.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Golden Eagles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 55:28


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss golden eagles in Kentucky and conservation initiatives, habitat use, migrations, and the importance of places like Bernheim Forest for wildlife. We also have our Tree of the Week segment, as well as some information about an upcoming program for Kentucky woodland owners. 6.29.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Pollinator Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 59:20


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we are celebrating pollinator week! Learn how pollinators are vital to a healthy ecosystem and how to protect and create these habitats. We also discuss how native plants help preserve our natural biodiversity. Kai Davis also joins us once again for a birds edition of our Wildlife Sounds segment. 6.22.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Coyotes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 57:35


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. John Cox shares the fascinating story of the coyote and how we can learn to manage and live with this new member of our ecological community. We also have our monthly What's that Fungus segment. 6.15.22 Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Spotted Lanternfly & Spongy Moths

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 57:28


    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. 6.8.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Sustainable Oak Management Practices

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 58:40


    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. 6.1.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - New Invasives Alert

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 65:10


    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. 5.25.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Common Kentucky Mushrooms

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 52:53


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, Megan Buland shares some common mushrooms you might find in your woodlands and how to identify them. We also have current KWOA President, Doug McLaren, with us to discuss what the organization does and how you can get involved! 5.18.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Martial Eagles

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 57:17


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about an ongoing research study about martial eagle ecology in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. We also have a visiting scholar from Missouri with us to discuss black walnut syrup. 5.11.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Mussels

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 60:59


    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. 5.4.22 Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Tree Selection and Planting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 56:43


    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. 4.27.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - 100th Episode Special

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 67:43


    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. 4.20.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Prescribed Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 75:16


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss prescribed fire and why it's used. We also take you through what a forest management plan looks like and why landowners should have one. Lastly, we celebrate Woods & Wildlife for Your Wallet, a forestry event that has grown into one of the largest forestry and wildlife educational events in Kentucky. 4.13.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Kentucky Wildflowers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 49:27


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, Eric Comley is back to show us some beautiful native wildflowers that arise in the spring. We also have our tree of the week, as well as some information about an upcoming predator workshop and a vulture research update. Don't miss our special announcement at the end of the show! 4.6.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Reforest the Bluegrass

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 51:40


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about the important work done by a community reforestation program called Reforest the Bluegrass. We also discuss the eastern hemlock tree and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a pest that threatens the health and survival of the trees. Laurie Thomas also shares information about some upcoming youth programs. 3.30.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Spring Bug Emergence

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 52:24


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Larson is back to talk about how different beneficial and pest insects are able to overwinter and survive the cold temperatures and snow that gets thrown at them. We also have our Tree of the Week Segment, as well as another edition of What's That Fungus? We also discuss the new White Oak Conservation Plan. 3.23.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Owls of the Bluegrass

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 53:52


    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. 3.16.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Reclaimed Mined Lands

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 54:24


    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! 3.9.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Invasive Species Awareness Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 54:01


    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. 3.2.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - All About Pawpaw

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 45:24


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn all about pawpaws including how to take care of the trees, management of wild patches, cultivar recommendations, propagation, harvest and storage techniques, and uses for its fruit. We also have our Tree of the Week segment and information about some upcoming programs. 2.23.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Adopt a Tree

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 45:03


    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. 2.16.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Kentucky Maple Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 47:33


    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?. 2.2.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Safety in the Woods

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 53:08


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we have guests Mike Poynter and Craig Caudill with us to discuss safety and survival in the woods. They also share some tips on how to be prepared for any unexpected event. 1.26.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Forested Stream Buffers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 65:42


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss how to create and manage stream buffers and all of the benefits these features can offer. We also have a segment on how to grow mushrooms from home, as well as a segment on forest carbon markets. 1.19.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Mass Timber Overview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 56:59


    In this episode of From the Woods Today, Chad Niman gives an overview of mass timber building. He also discusses ongoing research efforts to integrate the use of underutilized hardwoods into the building codes for these mass timber components and the benefits for sustainable forest management. We also have our beloved tree of the week segment, as well as a discussion about storm damage and some resources to help you take action. 1.12.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Woodland New Year's Resolutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 48:22


    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. 1.5.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Christmas Traditions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 50:52


    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. 12.15.21. Watch Video From the Woods Today

    From the Woods Today - Wildlife Friendly Trees

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 49:54


    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. 12.1.21. Watch Video From the Woods Today

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