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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

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

Keys to BLS

9/27/2018
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Late summer and early fall are great times to spot trees in distress. Heat and drought are common summer stressors that affect trees in different ways. A common culprit may be Bacterial Leaf Scorch, commonly referred to as BLS. Join us as we explore the “Keys to BLS.” Species Spotlight This week's Species Spotlight features the American Smoke Tree. In early development, it's a shrub but left to grow trees can exceed 30-feet in height. The native Cotinus obovatus has small, crowded flower...

Duration:00:07:25

Decay is Key

9/21/2018
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A storm comes through and knocks over your neighbor’s tree. You close the gate on your fence and the whole thing wobbles. Part of caring for trees and wood products is the management of decay. Join us this week as we explore how “Decay is Key.” Species Spotlight Join us this week to learn more about a small fruited tree with many names. The Little Walnut(Juglans microcarpa) is a great choice for many areas in Texas.

Duration:00:12:10

Keys to Dendrochronology

9/13/2018
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How do we know historic wildfire frequencies, drought cycles and approximately how old a tree is? Listen this week as we explore the fascinating world of Dendrochronology and how we can look at the past to learn more about the present and future. Species Spotlight: Learn about two tree species that have seen a lot of history and can live for thousands of years. Bristlecone pines (Pinus longaeva and Pinus aristata) have been used to figure out more about a Mediterranean volcanic eruption.

Duration:00:06:50

Trees Are Key to the Movies

9/6/2018
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Let’s look at trees in a different light this week. Lights, Camera, Action! We know that trees are key to place-making and a sense of place can be key to telling a story. Join us this week as we explore how #TreesAreKey to the movies. Species Spotlight: This week, let’s travel to the Pacific Northwest to check out a tree with many names that is commonly planted in Texas.Listen and learn more about the Cypress tree.

Duration:00:04:26

Apps Are Key

3/8/2018
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Apps Are Key It’s an exciting time for trees, forestry and arboriculture and part of it has to do with the increase in available technology. We touched on this a little in episode 115 “The Future is Key” and we’ll talk about other technology in a future podcast, but join us this week as we explore how Apps Are Key. There are some powerful tools you can carry on that computer in your pocket. Species Spotlight Listen this week to learn more about a beautiful, spring blooming trees that may...

Duration:00:11:25

Specifications Are Key

3/1/2018
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Specifications Are Key There is a new ANSI A300 Pruning Standard and you should be familiar with the changes. We’ve seen many ordinances, management plans, and requests for proposals state that all work should be done according to ANSI A300 standards… except standards aren’t specifications. It is possible to top a tree and be within A300 standards. Join us this week as we talk about how to create specifications using the standards. That’s this week on Specifications Are Key. Species...

Duration:00:13:19

Creativity is Key

2/22/2018
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Creativity is Key Last week’s topic is a great example of creativity in tree care. Moving large trees is an art as well as a science and it takes creativity to solve unique challenges. Join us next week as we explore the world of creativity and how it is key to a better future for our trees and forests. Species Spotlight This week’s tree is an invasive, exotic tree that shouldn’t be planted, but you should recognize it. Chinese tallow, Triadica sebifera, is common across south and east...

Duration:00:15:00

Keys to Moving Big Trees

2/15/2018
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Keys to Moving Big Trees Sometimes a tree is in the wrong place… maybe it was planted in the wrong spot, maybe the road needs to be widened or moved, and sometimes you want an immediate landscape impact. It is possible to transplant many trees, but there are many steps to moving big trees. Join us this week for Keys to Moving Big Trees. Tree of The Week - Famous Trees of Texas edition Listen to this week's #TreesAreKey to learn the story of the Goliad anaqua. This tree's story is a perfect...

Duration:00:12:36

Advocacy is Key

2/8/2018
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Advocacy Is Key How do you get what you want and need? We need people to understand why trees are key, why trees need care, and why professionals are best to care for our trees. Many groups that I have worked with that lament about how if they could just better educate the public or the decision makers that life would be better. Others talk about how we need more promotion or public relations about a subject like trees. When it comes down to it we need advocates to help us promote our...

Duration:00:14:44

Keys to Salt Managment

2/1/2018
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Keys to Salt Management Last week we talked about how Winter Care is Key for our trees and covered a little bit about salts from de-icers, but they aren’t the only way that salts can cause issues. Over-fertilization, oil and gas exploration and wind along the coast can all damage our trees with salts. Join us this week as we talk about Keys to Salt Management. Species Spotlight Listen this week to learn more about Japanese Black Pine, Pinus thunbergii, which is an evergreen, non-native...

Duration:00:12:29

Keys to Restoration Pruning

1/25/2018
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Keys to Restoration Pruning With colder temperatures can come snow and ice. Both of these can cause damage to our trees. So can wind and errant chainsaws. Luckily, that doesn’t necessarily mean your tree has to be removed. Join us this week as we talk about the Keys to Restoration Pruning. Species Spotlight Listen to this week’s #TreesAreKey podcast to learn more about an imported pine tree, Afghan Pine, Pinus eldarica, that lets us extend the range of pines in Texas.

Duration:00:10:20

Winter Tree Care Is Key

1/18/2018
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Winter Tree Care is Key Winter can be a key time for our trees. Planting, transplanting, pruning and fertilization is just a few common activities this time of year. Join us next week as we talk about how Winter Tree Care is Key. Species Spotlight The tree diversity in Texas is fascinating. Listen this week to learn about an edible pine tree that is native to our great state. Mexican Pinyon Pine, Pinus cembroides.

Duration:00:08:08

Keys to Freeze Damage

1/11/2018
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Wow, it finally got cold and will continue to be cold across much of the US. Join us as we discuss the Keys to Freeze Damage. I’ve been moving this topic to the bottom of our topic list waiting for it to be timely. It’s not just how cold it gets, but how quickly it gets cold and how long it stays cold. Join us this week to learn more. Species Spotlight Listen to learn about a unique small tree that blooms as it's leaves are dropping in the fall, has been used to find water underground and...

Duration:00:11:25

Goals Are Key

1/4/2018
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Goals Are Key It’s that time of year. We’ve reviewed 2017 and are looking forward to 2018. Lots of people are making new year’s resolutions, but goals may be better than resolutions. Join us this week as we discuss how Goals are Key. Species Spotlight Winged Sumac, Rhus copallinum, is a small tree or thicket-forming shrub that is important for wildlife in the winter. Listen to this week's #TreesAreKey to learn more.

Duration:00:12:51

Key Points From 2017

12/28/2017
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Happy Holidays! Join us this week for a review of some of the key points we made during 2017. It’s been an amazing year and we can’t thank you enough for listening and sharing #TreesAreKey with your friends and family. Hard to believe it’s almost 2018. We’ll be back with more #TreesAreKey in the New Year.

Duration:00:18:23

Keys to Mentoring

12/21/2017
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Keys to Mentoring We are continuing the mini-series this week. Coaching is one avenue for professional development. Another route is mentoring. Mentoring is significantly different from coaching because the relationship is, usually, initiated by the person seeking development, the mentor may not even realize they are mentoring. Join us as we talk about the Keys to Mentoring. Species Spotlight This week’s tree goes by many names, but two of them are Sweetbay Magnolia and Magnolia virginiana....

Duration:00:15:43

Keys to Great Coaching

12/14/2017
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We’ve talked about professional development in previous episodes, but what can you do to improve your ability to help others develop? In our next couple of episodes we are going to explore the worlds of coaching and mentoring. We hear a lot about mentor programs, but coaching is just as, if not more, important. Join us this week as we explore the Keys to Great Coaching. Species Spotlight: Join us this week to learn about the Shagbark hickory, Carya ovata, a great tree with a descriptive name...

Duration:00:12:23