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.
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.
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.
Interagency hazard fuel reduction and hands-on training event designed to give Hutchinson Community College Fire Science students an opportunity to use their classroom training in the field preparing and participating in actual fire situations. This year, wildland firefighters from across Kansas, 6 states and 61 agencies will also be taking part in the project.
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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.
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.