trees http://wrvo.org en Revisting My Past & Finding Something Rare http://wrvo.org/post/revisting-my-past-finding-something-rare <p>In this archived broadcast from July 22, 1988 John Weeks talks about taking a trip to the flat fields of Ontario Lake Plain. He grew up in this area and he describes what his house used to look like along with the woods that were in his backyard. He mentions the different birds and how things have changed over the years that he has moved.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 John Weeks 53938 at http://wrvo.org Christmas tree farm branches out to grow new species http://wrvo.org/post/christmas-tree-farm-branches-out-grow-new-species <p>Every year Christmas tree farmers lose a portion of their crop to a fungus that attacks the root of the tree.&nbsp; One tree farm in the Southern Tier has started planting a species that seems to be more resistant to the disease.<br /><br /> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Matt Martin 48833 at http://wrvo.org Christmas tree farm branches out to grow new species Wasp watchers being recruited http://wrvo.org/post/wasp-watchers-being-recruited <p></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:11:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40591 at http://wrvo.org Wasp watchers being recruited SUNY ESF working to bring back the American chesnut tree http://wrvo.org/post/suny-esf-working-bring-back-american-chesnut-tree <p>SUNY ESF is working to bring back a tree that once made up one quarter of the standing timber in forests in the Eastern United States. Now, researchers have come up with a variety of the tree that resists the blight that killed billions of American chestnut trees. Mon, 20 May 2013 20:22:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38145 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF working to bring back the American chesnut tree Central New York prepares for the Emerald Ash Borer http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-york-prepares-emerald-ash-borer <p>It's only a matter of time before the ash tree population in central New York is decimated by the Emerald Ash Borer. A task force is at work getting ready for the invasion of the deadly insects, that are now in massive numbers only two counties away from Onondaga County. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:44:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31661 at http://wrvo.org Central New York prepares for the Emerald Ash Borer Revisiting My Past and Finding Something Rare http://wrvo.org/post/revisiting-my-past-and-finding-something-rare <p>John Weeks reminisces on his early life in the countryside of central New York. Since childhood, Weeks has studied nature. He recounts the plants and wildlife that left a lasting impression on him early in life.</p><p>Originally aired on July 22, 1988.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:30:52 +0000 John Weeks 23020 at http://wrvo.org Highways of Silk http://wrvo.org/post/highways-silk <p>John Weeks talks about Tent Caterpillars and their effect on apple and cherry trees. Weeks explains how these insects, usual thought of as pests, serve a necessary role in the ecosystem. In fact, the Tent Caterpillars are not really harmful to the trees at all.</p><p>Originally aired June 19,1987.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:02:22 +0000 John Weeks 20886 at http://wrvo.org The Vernal Apple Tree http://wrvo.org/post/vernal-apple-tree <p>John Weeks explains his affection for the apple tree. Weeks discusses the trees&#39; natural beauty, their relationship with songbirds and how they must be treasured and maintained.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 18:44:37 +0000 John Weeks 20043 at http://wrvo.org Gaylord Nelson and an Enviromental Ethic http://wrvo.org/post/gaylord-nelson-and-enviromental-ethic <p>John Weeks talks about Gaylord Nelson, also known as &quot;the father of Earth day&quot; and his history of how he became to be know what he is today. Weeks also talks about how consistent Nelson in developing an environmental ethic and protecting nature. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Originally aired on April 19th, 1990.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:15:46 +0000 John Weeks 17744 at http://wrvo.org A World for Roadside Patriarchs http://wrvo.org/post/world-roadside-patriarchs <p>John Weeks discusses plants and trees and the first spurt of spring growth and how the April sunlight affects the blooming buds of the season.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Orignally aired on April 22nd, 1988.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:12:52 +0000 John Weeks 17732 at http://wrvo.org A Visit To Baltimore Woods http://wrvo.org/post/visit-baltimore-woods <p>John Weeks takes a trip to Baltimore Woods, seeking signs of the upcoming spring season, exploring all kinds of things involved in nature including plants, animals and trees.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Originally aired on April 19th, 1985.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:38:58 +0000 Marlena Montero 17725 at http://wrvo.org How to Tap Maple Trees http://wrvo.org/post/how-tap-maple-trees <p>John Weeks explains how to tap a maple tree step by step.</p><p>Originally aired March 9th, 1984.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:00:51 +0000 John Weeks 15475 at http://wrvo.org