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Trees are Key with Paul Johnson will help listeners better care for their trees. This short weekly podcast will feature a short lesson, a weekly tree highlight, and upcoming tree related events around the state. Sample topics will include Why Trees are Key; How To Hire a Pro: To Help You Care For Your Trees; What do Trees Need To Thrive; Trees As Investments; and How To Water Your Tree. Paul Johnson is the Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service. Paul is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist and Municipal Specialist. He is a member of the ISA Board of Directors and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Forestry.He resume includes radio talk show host, newspaper columnist, extension horticulturist, university adjunct instructor and plant health care specialist.

Trees are Key with Paul Johnson will help listeners better care for their trees. This short weekly podcast will feature a short lesson, a weekly tree highlight, and upcoming tree related events around the state. Sample topics will include Why Trees are Key; How To Hire a Pro: To Help You Care For Your Trees; What do Trees Need To Thrive; Trees As Investments; and How To Water Your Tree. Paul Johnson is the Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service. Paul is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist and Municipal Specialist. He is a member of the ISA Board of Directors and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Forestry.He resume includes radio talk show host, newspaper columnist, extension horticulturist, university adjunct instructor and plant health care specialist.
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Trees are Key with Paul Johnson will help listeners better care for their trees. This short weekly podcast will feature a short lesson, a weekly tree highlight, and upcoming tree related events around the state. Sample topics will include Why Trees are Key; How To Hire a Pro: To Help You Care For Your Trees; What do Trees Need To Thrive; Trees As Investments; and How To Water Your Tree. Paul Johnson is the Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service. Paul is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist and Municipal Specialist. He is a member of the ISA Board of Directors and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Forestry.He resume includes radio talk show host, newspaper columnist, extension horticulturist, university adjunct instructor and plant health care specialist.

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Episodes

Keys to Promotion

2/14/2019
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#TreesAreKey Welcome to Episode 199! Let’s talk about “Keys to Promotion.” This week we are going to look at a few keys to help you promote your product whether that is a new app, a certification prep course, a ‘new’ trademarked tree, or the community forestry program that cares for your community’s trees. #SpeciesSpotlight The Texas Mountain-Laurel, Sophora secundiflora, is a small, native, evergreen tree or large shrub. This tree typically grows up to 20 feet tall with one or more trunks...

Duration:00:07:41

GIS is Key

2/7/2019
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Welcome to Episode 198. Last week we explored “Keys to Plant Patents” and this week let’s talk about how “GIS is Key” in forestry and arboriculture. GIS stands for Geographic Information System, which is “a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data” (Wikipedia). There are many uses for GIS in community forestry and arboriculture. Species Spotlight The tree of the week is the Hercules'-Club Zanthoxylum clava-herculis, also known as...

Duration:00:13:36

Keys to Plant Patents

1/31/2019
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Welcome to Episode 197. Last week we explored why “Varieties Are Key” and this week we'll delve a little deeper and talk about “Keys to Plant Patents.” In the last episode, we started exploring the world of subspecies, varieties, and cultivated varieties. This week we will continue that exploration by looking at patented and trademarked trees. Species Spotlight: Satsuma Arctic Frost, Texas SuperStar "Arctic Frost is the most cold-hardy satsuma hybrid tested so far, having survived...

Duration:00:14:35

Varieties Are Key

1/24/2019
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Welcome to Episode 196 . Last week we explored why and how “Storytelling is Key” and this week let’s talk about why “Varieties Are Key.” We talked about planting a lot in our first season, but we didn’t spend much time discussing subspecies, varieties, cutivars, and patented trees. Picking the right species is important, but picking the best variety or cultivar can be just as important. Species Spotlight Perhaps the most common small landscape tree or large shrub planted in Texas,...

Duration:00:16:50

Storytelling is Key

1/17/2019
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Welcome to Episode 195. Last week we explored why “Parenchyma are Key” and this week we'll talk about why “Storytelling is Key” and how we can better educate others about trees, arboriculture and community forestry through great storytelling. Species Spotlight: Burgess Oak In 1915, Richard F. Burges, tree advocate, brought a sapling live oak from California and planted it in his yard in El Paso, against the common wisdom of the day that oak trees could not survive the harsh desert climate....

Duration:00:13:12

Parenchyma Are Key

1/10/2019
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Trees Are Key Welcome to Episode 194. Last week we explored how “Change Is Key” and this week we'll talk about why “Parenchyma Are Key." Parenchyma are defined as “thin-walled, living cells essential in photosynthesis, radial transport, energy storage, and production of protective compounds” in the ISA International Dictionary online at isa-arbor.com in the online resources section. Listen in to learn more! Species Spotlight Deciduous holly, Ilex decidua, is also known as possumhaw is a...

Duration:00:14:32

Change Is Key

1/3/2019
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Trees Are Key Welcome to Episode 193. Last week we explored how “Review is Key” and this week we'll talk about how “Change is Key." Heraclitus, Greek philosopher circa 500 BCE, said, "The only thing constant is change." There is great truth in this statement for all of us, but it seems particularly resonant for those of us who work with trees. As the weather changes regularly, trees endure change all the time. Species Spotlight This week's Species Spotlight features the Southern Magnolia...

Duration:00:12:25

Review is Key - 2018

12/27/2018
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Review is Key – 2018 We are quickly approaching the end of another year. With a total of over 93,000 listens of our 191 episodes, it has been an amazing year of growth and learning. Join us this week as we look back at 2018 and review a few of the points we’ve covered this year in “Review is Key – 2018.”

Duration:00:14:04

Service Is Key

12/20/2018
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Welcome to Episode 191 of "Trees Are Key." Last week we discussed how “Compaction is Key” for our trees, and this week we'll explore how “Service is Key." There are many facets to our industry. Whether you chose to work in municipal, commercial, or utility arboriculture, traditional or urban forestry, or the for-profit or nonprofit sector, there are many ways to serve society and your industry. Species Spotlight This week’s tree is the Ashe Juniper or Juniperus ashei, also known as Mountain...

Duration:00:06:19

Compaction Is Key

12/13/2018
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Soil is Key as we explored in Episode 22, but join us this week as we focus in and discuss why “Compaction Is Key” and what we can do about it. Compaction can be one of the greatest limitations our community trees endure and we can avoid or mitigate it. Listen in to Episode 190 to learn more. #urbantrees #urbanforestry #TAK Species Spotlight The Waxmyrtle Morella cerifera is also known as the Southern Bayberry. This evergreen Texas native is a small, multi-trunked tree that can grow to 20...

Duration:00:13:54

Components Are Key

12/6/2018
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Join us this week as we explore the International Society of Arboriculture(ISA)and why “Components Are Key” within the ISA business model. Species Spotlight Tune in to this week's #TreesAreKey podcast to learn about a tough Texas native tree planted in many communities across the state. Montezuma Baldcypress, Taxodium mucronatum, is a big, beautiful choice for many.

Duration:00:10:32

Root Crowns Are Key

11/29/2018
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We spent the last few episodes exploring forestry, community forestry and professional improvement. Now we get back to trees. As we talked about in episode 181 - “Depth Is Key” - the root crown is crucial to the successful growth and health of our trees. Listen in to explore how “Root Crowns Are Key.” Species Spotlight: The American Sweetgum tree occurs in East Texas on rich river bottom soils, in swamps subject to frequent flooding and in dry uplands, as far west as the San Jacinto river...

Duration:00:09:07

Thankfulness Is Key

11/22/2018
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#TreesAreKey It’s that time of year when we come together and think about and express our gratefulness. In terms of trees, there are so many people and organizations in which to be grateful. Join us this week as we explore how “Thankfulness Is Key.” Species Spotlight Listen to this episode of #TreesAreKey to learn about a tough, broad-leafed evergreen that is native to South Texas. This tree is a great source of food for wildlife, has beautiful flowers and fruits along with many names:...

Duration:00:05:55

Planning Is Key

11/15/2018
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Planning Is Key Let’s stick with this theme and explore how “planning is key” for our communities, their forests, and the organizations that support them. That’s this week on “Planning Is Key” Species Spotlight Listen to #treesarekey this week to learn more about a great smaller evergreen for much of Texas. Carolina cherry-laurel, Prunus caroliniana, is a great native for screening, wildlife habitat, and winter interest.

Duration:00:05:02

Stewardship Is Key

11/8/2018
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#TreesAreKey Welcome to episode 185. Last week we talked about how “Wounding is Key” and this week we will go over how “Stewardship is Key.” Stewardship is caring for our land and trees in Texas. Trees are a renewable resource that can be harvested and replaced but not always within our lifetime. Working together, Texas A&M Forest Service has programs to help land and forest owners increase productivity while enhancing forest ecosystems. Our Species Spotlight for this week is on the Loblolly...

Duration:00:05:52

Wounding Is Key

11/1/2018
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Wounding is Key Not only are we in prime planting season across Texas but it is also pruning season. Let's talk about wounds and trees. We touched on this a few episodes ago when we discussed decay, but before decay comes a wound. Join us this week to learn more about why “Wounding Is Key.” Species Spotlight This week’s tree has a patriotic name and can add interest year- round. The American holly (Ilex opaca)is a tough Texas native that grows in areas with more moisture. Listen to this...

Duration:00:04:39

Land is Key

10/25/2018
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#TreesAreKey As we’ve talked about before, trees need room to grow… Mark Twain is reported to have stated “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore” and for the most part this is true everywhere except Dubai and maybe a few other areas where it’s economically worth it to build or ‘create’ new land area… For the rest of us, most hope to one day purchase or inherit land… at least enough to hold our home and maybe a few trees and a garden. Many across Texas are thinking about buying or have...

Duration:00:04:43

Nudging is Key

10/18/2018
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#TreesAreKey A goal of forestry and arboriculture is to change the way people think of and care for trees. We accomplish this by finding, building and learning skills in other areas besides trees and forests. People are as important as the trees we work with ... In this week's podcast we will discuss an aspect of the behavioral science of trees. Species Spotlight This week’s tree is the Lacebark Elm or Chinese Elm, which can grow up to 40-feet and has broad, vase-shaped crown and graceful,...

Duration:00:06:19

Depth Is Key

10/11/2018
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Welcome to Episode 181. Last week we talked about how "The Problem is Key" and this week we will explore how "Depth is Key." As we quickly approach prime planting season in Texas, we are concerned about tree survival. Proper planting is key to making sure that our new trees not only survive, but thrive. One thing that has really changed in my career is the understanding of just how key depth is for our trees, for successful planting and long-term health.

Duration:00:06:08

The Problem is Key

10/4/2018
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Welcome to Episode 180. Last week we talked about "Keys to Bacterial Leaf Scorch" and this week we will explore how "The Problem is Key." Defining a problem allows you to more efficiently and effectively address it. So, too, for diagnosing tree disease. It can often require patience, thorough examination, critical thinking and avoiding bias around common tree issues.

Duration:00:06:10