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Episode 44: Slash Piles

In this episode, Jacob Putney is joined by John Punches to discuss tips and regulations related to piling, managing and burning slash.

“Remember that when we burn we’re releasing heat and smoke into the atmosphere, and before we make the decision to burn, let’s think about what’s next to where those piles are.”

– John Punches, OSU Extension Forester in NE Oregon and Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management
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Episode 42: Mediterranean Oak Borer

In this episode, Lauren Grand is joined by Christine Buhl to discuss what the Mediterranean Oak Borer is, where it came from, and ways to identify infestations and prevent them from spreading.

“The healthier you can make your trees, the better they are going to be able to resist & tolerate invasive insects.”

– Christine Buhl, Oregon Department of Forestry Entomologist
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Episode 39: Dead Wood

In this episode, Lauren Grand invites Ken Bevis on the show to discuss how dead wood plays a critical role in the health of wildlife and forest ecosystems.

Photo credit to Teri J. Pieper

“It’s just such an important element in the natural ecosystem that it is an easy thing to overlook.”

– Ken Bevis, WA State Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist
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Episode 23: Emerald Ash Borer

In this episode, Lauren Grand invites Christine Buhl and Daniel Stark on the podcast to discuss what the recent discovery of emerald ash borer in Oregon means and how to prevent it from spreading.

“We are advising people not to transport firewood, if at all possible… the regulations say keep transportation of firewood within 50 miles, we prefer within 10 miles from where it was cut.”

– Christine Buhl, State Forest Entomologist with the Oregon Department of Forestry
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