Forestry News

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It may feel urban or suburban to many, but the plants, animals and fungi found in cities and towns make up a unique ecosystem. Research shows urban forests benefit built-up areas not only environmentally, but also socially and economically. As in all forests, herbaceous plants and trees are vital to a functional urban forest, and this will be the focus of two public seminars hosted by the University of Kentucky Urban Forest Initiative.

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For a landscape tree, there’s nothing like a good pruning. Removing dead wood or undesirable growth or trimming to control the size are all important steps to maintaining a healthy tree in the home landscape. Pruning, however, is more than a matter of lopping off branches. There’s a method to the science, a method University of Kentucky senior arborist Stacy Borden will teach in a free workshop, Tree Pruning 101, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 11.

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