Street trees in towns and cities improve our quality of life.

Kansas City's 249,450,000 regional trees and forests conserve energy, reduce power plant emissions, and improve the health and well-being of residents and visitors. Ecosystem services provided by these trees can be quantified and valued. It’s worth millions upon millions to the region.

Buy it where you burn it!

One of the most important things we can do to protect trees is stop moving invasive pests and diseases to new areas on firewood. It's really that simple- don't move firewood, and keep trees healthy and alive.

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Street trees in towns and cities improve our quality of life.

The Community Forestry Program provides professional forestry assistance to the incorporated municipalities of Kansas through education, tree inventory, tree planting, maintenance, planning and program organization.  The program works through local tree boards, residents, city employees and arborists to build local capacity for the sound management of public trees.

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Foresters provide on-site forest management advice to KS landowners.

The Rural Forestry Program provides on-site professional forestry assistance to private landowners to manage forests, woodlands and windbreaks.  Through the Forest Stewardship Program, foresters prepare long-term plans to help landowners reach their project goals for tree planting, windbreak renovation and forest stand improvement.

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Interagency hazard fuel reduction and training event featuring Hutchinson Community College Fire Science students and wildland firefighters from across Kansas and 7 other states. For more information visit the Kansas Forest Service Facebook page.

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Emerald Ash Borer is a threat to trees in KS communities, windbreaks and woodlands.

The Forest Health Program sustains the health of windbreaks, forests and woodlands by proactively monitoring for invasive plants, insects and diseases and by providing control and diagnostic recommendations to Kansas landowners.

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Protecting and managing riparian forests reduces streambank erosion.

The Streamside Forestry Program works closely with local stakeholders to assess the function and condition of riparian forests in high priority watersheds.  By protecting and establish riparian forests the program reduces streambank erosion and sediment entry while improving water quality.

 

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