Most of us are familiar with the idea that having a diversity of species can lend resiliency to an ecosystem, but how often do we stop to consider the pros and cons of having a diversity of tree species in urban settings? What does an “urban” forest even mean in largely rural Vermont? In this episode, we talk with city arborists and watershed conservationists about these questions and what they mean in terms of resilience to invasive forest pests in the forest where we live.
Heartwood is a new podcast that connects Vermonters to our forests, forest management, and the forest economy. Heartwood features stories from landowners, forestry professionals, and wood product producers, on a range of topics, including their relationship to the land. Join us as we get to the heart of why Vermont's forests matter.
The first 7 episodes are live and are available on seven listening platforms, including Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, and Stitcher.
Learn more here and happy listening!