Up To Date
2:40 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

How Spring Is Shaping Up For Area Gardens And Trees

Credit Danielle Sherry /

Spring is the season of possibility and hope. Just ask any gardener. Seeds go in the ground, are lovingly tended and then . . .  Mother Nature steps in. On Wednesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with two experts to get some advice for your gardens and trees.


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Up to Date
5:24 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

The Man Who Planted Trees

Holmboe Conifer Forest, Wisconsin State Natural Area #79
wackybadger Flickr

Once upon a time, among the iconic scenes of the West were mountains covered with green, fragrant pine trees.  Nowadays, you’re more likely to see entire forests of  brown.   That’s because since 1997 more than 41.7 million acres have suffered partial or total death of conifer trees.

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5:29 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Loose Park Dodges Rose Disease

Rose at Loose Park.
Scutter Flickr

A virus has been ravaging roses around the Kansas City area, according to a recent news report.  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. 

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Urban Landscape
6:45 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Kansas City Losing Thousands Of Trees A Year

New tree in Oak Meyer Gardens Neighborhood
Carrie Coogan KCUR

If you spent some time outside in the Brookside or Waldo area of town this weekend, chances are you saw people planting trees.  They are trying to replace thousands of trees that are disappearing from our neighborhoods.

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