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From the Woods Kentucky

100 EpisodesProduced by Renee Williams and Laura Lhotka: UK Forestry and Natural ResourcesWebsite

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

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From the Woods Today - Environmental Quality Incentives Program

November 23rd, 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 …

From the Woods Today - World Forest ID

November 17th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Common Wildlife Issues in Kentucky

November 17th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Leeches and Other Lore

November 3rd, 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.

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From the Woods Today - National Forest Products Week

November 3rd, 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 …

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

October 20th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - What is a Mushroom Anyways?

October 20th, 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. …

From the Woods Today - Primary Growth of Trees

October 6th, 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.

From the Woods Today - How Native People Used Natural Resources

September 30th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Arboretum Woods

September 30th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - KDF Tree Nurseries

September 15th, 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.

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From the Woods Today - How Insects Find Food

September 8th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Plant Selection for the Host

September 1st, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Cook Wild: Squirrel

September 1st, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Birding By Ear

August 19th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - History of the American Chestnut

August 19th, 2022

1:01:56

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 …

From the Woods Today - Knobs Region of Kentucky

August 4th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Clean Water Act 50th Year

August 4th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Fireflies

July 21st, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Golden Eagles

July 21st, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Pollinator Week

July 1st, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Coyotes

June 23rd, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Spotted Lanternfly & Spongy Moths

June 16th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Sustainable Oak Management Practices

June 9th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - New Invasives Alert

June 3rd, 2022

1:05:10

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 …

From the Woods Today - Common Kentucky Mushrooms

June 3rd, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Martial Eagles

May 19th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Mussels

May 12th, 2022

1:00:59

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. …

From the Woods Today - Tree Selection and Planting

May 12th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - 100th Episode Special

May 5th, 2022

1:07:43

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. …

From the Woods Today - Prescribed Fire

April 15th, 2022

1:15:16

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 …

From the Woods Today - Kentucky Wildflowers

April 7th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Reforest the Bluegrass

April 7th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Spring Bug Emergence

April 7th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Owls of the Bluegrass

April 7th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Reclaimed Mined Lands

March 24th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Invasive Species Awareness Week

March 10th, 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.

From the Woods Today - All About Pawpaw

March 3rd, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Adopt a Tree

February 24th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Kentucky Maple Day

February 17th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Safety in the Woods

February 17th, 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. …

From the Woods Today - Forested Stream Buffers

January 27th, 2022

1:05:42

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 …

From the Woods Today - Mass Timber Overview

January 27th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Woodland New Year's Resolutions

January 13th, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Christmas Traditions

December 23rd, 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 …

From the Woods Today - Wildlife Friendly Trees

December 9th, 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.

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From the Woods Today - THANKFUL

December 9th, 2021

54:24

This week's episode of From the Woods Today is a Thanksgiving special! We reflect on and celebrate how trees, woodlands, woodland owners, and those who support them enrich our lives and world. We have our tree of the …

From the Woods Today - What are Invasive Plants?

November 18th, 2021

57:11

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 …

From the Woods Today - 5 W's of Woodland Management

November 11th, 2021

56:30

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 …

From the Woods Today - Creepy Things in the Forest

November 4th, 2021

58:05

This episode of From the Woods Today is a Halloween special. This show features some things from the forest that we commonly view as spooky, such as bats, spiders, and other creepy crawlers. We also have our tree of the …

From the Woods Today - Pesky Plants

October 28th, 2021

47:45

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 …

From the Woods Today - Urban & Community Forestry

October 22nd, 2021

57:32

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn about the many benefits of our urban forests and projects taking place throughout Kentucky’s communities. We also have a segment on proper tree planting techniques, as …

From the Woods Today - What is Forest Health?

October 14th, 2021

51:48

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Ellen Crocker teaches us the basics of forest health. We also have our popular tree of the week segment, …

From the Woods Today - InTreegued Part 3

October 14th, 2021

44:12

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we have the third installment of Dr. Muller's InTreegued series. We get to hear from Bill Knott, a chief …

From the Woods Today - Monarch Tagging

September 30th, 2021

49:50

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn about the monarch’s life history, how we study its migratory journey, and how you can get involved …

From the Woods Today - Kentucky Wood Expo

September 23rd, 2021

37:11

This week's episode of From the Woods Today is a Kentucky Wood Expo Special! Learn about this biennial event where more than 100 exhibitors will display everything from commercial and portable sawmill machinery to …

From the Woods Today - Small Scale & Horse Logging

September 16th, 2021

1:03:07

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss the differences between small scale logging with machinery and horse logging. We have our highly anticipated tree of the week segment, as well as some information …

From the Woods Today - Woodland Management Practices

September 16th, 2021

56:06

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Jacob Muller shares common woodland management practices in Kentucky and how to manage your woodlands …

From the Woods Today - Vultures

September 9th, 2021

48:09

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Matt Springer gives us an update on the vulture research project here at the University of Kentucky. We …

From the Woods Today - White Oak Initiative

September 9th, 2021

56:42

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss the White Oak Initiative and the importance of the white oak tree. We also have a video from the former Kentucky State Nature Preserves branch manager about the …

From the Woods Today - Water Quality Plan Update

August 26th, 2021

45:54

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Gumbert returns to show us the redesigned web-based tool for developing KY Ag Water Quality Plans. It's …

From the Woods Today - Hummingbirds

August 19th, 2021

50:29

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we have an exciting show about attracting hummingbirds and the hummingbird festival hosted at the Woodlands Nature Station. We share some details about the Kentucky Master …

From the Woods Today - Woodland Bug Friends

August 19th, 2021

53:53

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Larson, UK Entomology, shares some friendly bugs you might want to keep around your woodlands as they …

From the Woods Today - Laurel Wilt Disease

August 6th, 2021

50:19

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn how to identify Laurel Wilt and the Sassafras trees affected by this disease. We have our tree of the week, as well as a snake ID video. 7.21.21

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From the Woods Today - Options For Woodland Owners

July 29th, 2021

42:01

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn about some woodland management options available to Kentucky’s woodland owners. We also have our Tree of the Week segment and our monthly mushroom highlight. 7.14.21

From the Woods Today - What's Wrong With My Oak?

July 22nd, 2021

55:42

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Ellen Crocker goes over some common oak problems you might be seeing in your woodlands. We have an important update about an unexplained bird illness that has been popping up …

From the Woods Today - Great Native Alternatives

July 8th, 2021

53:33

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss some attractive native plants to use in your landscapes and why they better support ecological …

From the Woods Today - Watersheds

July 8th, 2021

43:39

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Water Quality Specialist Amanda Gumbert shares how citizens and landowners can serve as leaders and create a …

From the Woods Today - Intro to Bees & Swarms

June 25th, 2021

45:03

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we commemorate the upcoming National Pollinator Week, June 21-26. The KY State Apiarist chats with us about …

From the Woods Today - White Oak Genetics Program

June 17th, 2021

58:01

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about the White Oak Genetics and Tree Improvement program and the tremendous progress made so far, …

From the Woods Today - InTreegued Part 2

June 10th, 2021

45:29

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we have the second installment of our InTreegued series where this time we visit the Daniel Boone National Forest. We also have a forest health segment about cedar-quince rust, …

From the Woods Today - UFI Toolkit

June 3rd, 2021

44:37

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about the Urban Forest Initiative (UFI) and the toolkits they offer. We have a segment on common …

From the Woods Today - Elk Capture

May 28th, 2021

40:56

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we share some information and footage from an ongoing elk reproduction and survival project. We also have our tree of the week segment, as well as a forest health citizen science …

From the Woods Today - Growth Rings

May 28th, 2021

49:21

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about tree growth rings and the stories they tell. We also have our beloved tree of the week segment, a new monthly mushroom highlight, and a snake ID video. 5.12.21

From the Woods Today - InTreegued

May 14th, 2021

43:53

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Jacob Muller introduces a new monthly series called InTreegued. We also have our tree of the week …

From the Woods Today - Maples of Kentucky

May 6th, 2021

1:01:49

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Laurie Thomas gives a presentation on the characteristics and differences of the maples in Kentucky. We have a segment on timber prices and we also share some upcoming forestry …

From the Woods Today - Earth Day Special

April 29th, 2021

49:35

This week's From the Woods Today episode is an Earth Day Special. We have some tree planting tips, as well as some information about wildflowers and how they contribute to our ecosystem. We also introduce a great …

From the Woods Today - Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative

April 22nd, 2021

55:57

In this episode of From the Woods Today, guest Cliff Drouet teaches us about the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) program. We also have segments on the Kentucky Master Logger Program and the Kentucky …

From the Woods Today - Black Vulture Project

April 15th, 2021

43:17

In this week's episode we celebrate our one year anniversary with From the Woods Today! We have segments on our black vulture project, the tree of …

From the Woods Today - Economic Contribution of Forests

April 15th, 2021

51:28

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss the economic contribution of Kentucky's forests. We have segments on tent caterpillars, how to coexist with bears, and our tree of the week. 3.31.21

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From the Woods Today - Pesticide Safety

April 8th, 2021

46:38

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Ric Bessin teaches us how to be safe while using pesticides in woodlands. We have our tree of the week segment, as well as a video demonstration on herbicide application …

From the Woods Today - UK Wood Utilization Center

April 8th, 2021

44:32

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we spotlight UK's Wood Utilization Center in Jackson, KY and the programs they offer. We have a segment on the upcoming periodical cicadas that will be emerging this summer and …

From the Woods Today - Snake ID Resources

April 1st, 2021

46:31

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Matt Springer shows us where you can find some resources on Kentucky snakes to help identify them. We have our tree of the week segment as well as a new pesky plants segment …

From the Woods Today - Wildlife Photography

March 25th, 2021

49:33

In this week's episode of From the Woods Today, guest Eric Comley is back to give us some tips on how to take wildlife photos. We have our tree of the week segment and a discussion about the upcoming Habitat Management …

From the Woods Today - Winter Tree ID

March 25th, 2021

45:12

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Laurie Thomas teaches us how to identify trees in the winter time and shows us some resources to help. We also have another wildlife sounds from the forest segment. 2.17.20

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From the Woods Today - Fire & Ice

March 11th, 2021

43:39

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss fire season in Kentucky and as well as the upcoming ice storm. We have a segment on bird related activities for winter time and as always, our tree of the week. 2.10.21

From the Woods Today - Maple Diseases

March 11th, 2021

43:25

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss maple. Dr. Ellen Crocker gives a presentation on common maple diseases. We also talk about the upcoming Kentucky Maple Day celebration. 2.3.21

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From the Woods Today - State of Kentucky's Forest Health

March 4th, 2021

55:42

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we have several specialists here to discuss forest health in Kentucky. We also have our tree of the week segment and a new monthly segment on upcoming programs. 1.27.21

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From the Woods Today - Winter Wildlife Treats

March 4th, 2021

45:55

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we have some hands on activities you can do at home to feed and attract wildlife. We also have another wildlife sounds segment and our usual tree of the week. 1.13.21

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From the Woods Today - Forestry 101 pt 6

February 25th, 2021

39:00

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we have the 6th part of Dr. Muller's Forestry 101 series. We have a segment on ways to recycle your old …

From the Woods Today - Story of the Christmas Tree

February 25th, 2021

43:06

This week's From the Woods Today episode is a holiday special. We have Doug McLaren sharing why we use Christmas trees. We have a holiday themed …

From the Woods Today - Hemlock

February 18th, 2021

46:34

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss hemlock trees and the invasive pests that are decimating them in Kentucky. We also have a recipe …

From the Woods Today - What Do Those Labels Mean?

February 18th, 2021

1:01:01

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Eric Gracey and Bobby Ammerman explain what forest and wood certification product labeling means. We have our tree of the week segment and a segment on maple syrup production and …

From the Woods Today - Autumn Olive

February 11th, 2021

59:38

This week's From the Woods Today episode is Thanksgiving themed. We have another invasive plant highlight, this time on Autumn Olive. We have a delicious turkey recipe video from Martha Yount, a wildlife sounds segment, …

From the Woods Today - Ginseng

February 11th, 2021

56:45

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about Ginseng. We have our tree of the week segment as well as a video about Kentucky Christmas tree farms. 11.18.20

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From the Woods Today - Cook Wild Kentucky

January 28th, 2021

55:04

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about the Cook Wild Kentucky program and other food resources. We have another invasive plant …

From the Woods Today - American Chestnut

January 21st, 2021

55:06

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about the history of the American chestnut tree in Kentucky. We also have a segment on fall mushrooms as well as our beloved tree of the week. 11.4.20

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From the Woods Today - Religion and Wood

January 21st, 2021

1:01:45

In this episode of From the Woods Today, UK Director of Jewish Studies, Dr. Janice Fernheimer, teaches us about the Jewish celebration of trees …

From the Woods Today - Forestry 101 pt 5

January 14th, 2021

56:50

This week's From the Woods Today episode is a Halloween special. We have part 5 of Dr. Muller's Forestry 101 series, a creepy things from the forest …

From the Woods Today - Maple Syrup

January 14th, 2021

1:01:55

In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about maple syrup in Kentucky. We have our tree of the week segment and a fun cooking with wood video. Chad Niman also goes over Forest Products Week. 10.21.20

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