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Tree Week 2019: A week of tree-centric activities in Lexington, celebrating trees’ impact on environment

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Tree Week 2019 celebrates Lexington’s trees and the myriad ways they impact everyone’s lives. Venues around Lexington will be hosting family-friendly educational, recreational and community activities for all ages and interests from Oct. 12-19. The free, week-long celebration is coordinated by the Urban Forest Initiative in collaboration with a variety...

Tree researchers gather in Lexington on July 11 to share work in saving native trees

By Carol Lea Spence Special to KyForward American forests, both rural and urban, fight for their health against invasive species and pests every day. Scientists around the country are working diligently to protect and restore some iconic native species. Many of those scientific partners will gather in Lexington in mid-July to share their research findings. The public also is welcome to come and hear...

Jeff Stringer named chair of University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Jeff Stringer, a longtime University of Kentucky professor who is well-known by members of Kentucky forest industries, has been named chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, subject to board of trustees’ approval. “We are pleased to have Dr. Stringer leading Kentucky’s flagship forestry department,” said Nancy Cox, dean of the College of Agriculture,...