Why Trees are Key in Climate Change Challenge
encore date: June 13, 2020
original air date: October 26, 2019
Did you know that Texas Arbor Day is the first Friday in November? In Texas, we want to plant in fall to get tree roots established before heat sets again. But, cities are heating up and we’re losing acres of trees due to drought. ISA Certified Arborist Vincent Debrock from Heritage Tree Care and board member of TreeFolks explains what you can do right at home to populate a canopy that cools us and nurtures our treasured wildlife. Not only are trees losing leaves earlier this year, they’re suffering from secondary pressures. Daphne explains how drought affects trees over several years, and shows why over-pruning contributes to early tree loss. On tour at Fort Hood’s community gardens, veterans with Farmers Assisting Returning Military help families and soldiers grow together for good health and planting therapy. With the first frost on the horizon, Herb ‘n Cowgirl Ann McCormick shows how to freeze your summer favorites (like basil) to flavor your recipes all winter.