The debate over rather the use of a real tree or an artificial tree is better for the environment continues, especially as the Holiday season nears. Purdue FNR Professor of Wood Products Dan Cassens weighs the pros and cons of each.
It's Thanksgiving, and here's one thing I'm thankful for: the Legislative Services Agency's county property tax reports for 2015. You can find them on the General Assembly's website at http://iga.in.gov. Click on "Publications," then "Property Tax Studies."
If you are looking for that perfect real Christmas tree check out the resources available to help you decide. Choices include pre-cut trees, choose-and-cut trees or live trees that can be replanted. Lenny Farlee, sustaining hardwood extension specialist, shares facts, tips and links to several needed resources.
The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is the largest national environmental education program for youth ages 8-19 and has received the Conservation Education Award by The Wildlife Society. Check out this new video, publication and web site for more information.
June Neyhouse of Gibson County and Janell Brubaker of Huntington County have been chosen as the 2015 Friends of Purdue Extension for their commitment to supporting and promoting programs nationally and locally. The Indiana Extension Educators Association awards were given Thursday (Oct. 15) during a luncheon at Purdue Extension's annual conference.
For this week's Boiler Up! for Wildlife podcast we will discuss a common summer and fall phenomenon that happens to a lot of homeowner's yard. You walk outside and something has completely dug up your beautifully landscaped yard. Our guest this week is Bob Cordes, a wildlife biologist from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
This very wet summer has tested some ponds ability to hold and safely release excess water. Bob Rode, Extension Aquaculture Specialist, shares how overflow structures, along with other management practices, can aid in the goal of a safe and healthy pond.