trees http://kcur.org en How Kansas City's Trees Are Saving You Money And Cutting Pollution http://kcur.org/post/how-kansas-citys-trees-are-saving-you-money-and-cutting-pollution <p>The tree and shrub population in the Kansas City metropolitan area saves residents nearly $14 million a year, according to a <a href="http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/rb/rb_nrs75.pdf">new study</a>.</p><p>The United States Department of Agriculture's Northern Research Station (NRS)&nbsp;examined plant life in nine counties in the Kansas City metro area.</p><p>The NRS found that by blocking winds in the winter, shading buildings in the summer, and providing natural evaporative cooling all throughout the year, trees and shrubs significantly cut down residential energy costs.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:17:18 +0000 Cody Newill 59489 at http://kcur.org How Kansas City's Trees Are Saving You Money And Cutting Pollution How Spring Is Shaping Up For Area Gardens And Trees http://kcur.org/post/how-spring-shaping-area-gardens-and-trees <p></p><p></p><p>Spring is the season of possibility and hope. Just ask any gardener. Seeds go in the ground, are lovingly tended and then . . .&nbsp; Mother Nature steps in. On Wednesday's <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Steve Kraske talks with two experts to get some advice for your gardens and trees.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 19:40:33 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 56447 at http://kcur.org How Spring Is Shaping Up For Area Gardens And Trees The Man Who Planted Trees http://kcur.org/post/man-who-planted-trees <p>Once upon a time, among the iconic scenes of the West were mountains covered with green, fragrant pine trees.&nbsp; Nowadays, you&rsquo;re more likely to see entire forests of&nbsp; brown.&nbsp;&nbsp; That&rsquo;s because<strong> since 1997 more than 41.7 million acres have suffered partial or total death of conifer trees</strong>. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:24:41 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 19987 at http://kcur.org The Man Who Planted Trees Loose Park Dodges Rose Disease http://kcur.org/post/loose-park-dodges-rose-disease <p>A virus has been <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2012/06/03/3644501/rose-disease-spreads-through-area.html">ravaging roses </a>around the Kansas City area, according to a recent news report.&nbsp; The disease, rose rosette, has been around for decades but has become more of a problem lately, agriculture officials in Johnson and Jackson recently told the Kansas City Star.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:29:54 +0000 Elana Gordon 19032 at http://kcur.org Loose Park Dodges Rose Disease Kansas City Losing Thousands Of Trees A Year http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-losing-thousands-trees-year <p>If you spent some time outside in the Brookside or Waldo area of town this weekend, chances are you saw people planting trees. &nbsp;They are trying to replace thousands of trees that are disappearing from our neighborhoods.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 23:45:40 +0000 Carrie Coogan 16936 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Losing Thousands Of Trees A Year