Jason Barto

Jennifer Kimball

A prolific Mountain Mahogany bloom is underway along the hillsides in the Snyderville Basin.  The Japanese Lilacs produced an abundance of flowers this spring throughout Summit and Wasatch Counties and fruit trees are producing bumper crops. Some experts say despite the fruit and flower displays, trees are under stress in the Wasatch Back.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Summit County resident and 2015 Utah Arborist of the year, is critical of local government for their landscape architecture choices. David Boyle has more:

Tuesday on This Green Earth, Nell and Chris first speak with authors of a study which shows that, for the first time in almost 80 years, Black Bears are re-populating portions of eastern Nevada's Great Basin.   Then, in the second half of the show, arborologist   Jason Barto talks about the impacts the lack of snow is having on your trees, and how watering them - yes, this week - might be a good idea.  It's This Green Earth, Tuesday at 9am. 

 

Jason Barto, Certified Arborist and Executive Director of ReLeaf Utah joins Chris and Nell in the first part of the program to discuss the challenges facing White Fir and why watering your trees is more important than ever. Then, in the second half of the program they speak with Will Falk. He is a local resident and lawyer who, along with four others from around the Colorado River’s Upper Basin, recently filed the first ever rights of nature lawsuit – Colorado River v. Colorado – in the United States District Court in Colorado. 

Carolyn Wawra  and Molly Brooks join Nell and Chris in the first half of the program to discuss the Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event being held this Saturday the 6th at the Canyons Parking Lot.  Then Jason Barto of ReLeaf calls in to discuss their new organization and calendar of events.

This Green Earth - February 7, 2017

Feb 7, 2017

Joining Chris and Nell in the first part of the program to discuss the impacts which the new administration will have on our national climate policy, and what is being done about it, is Judd Werner of the Citizens Climate Lobby.

  Jason Barto with the non- profit Wasatch Back Trees joins us in the first part of the show to discuss how our backyard trees and forests fared this summer.  And some tree planting events Wasatch Back Trees is holding in September.  Then in the second half of the program, Courtney Caplan joins Chris to talk about what EATS Park City has been doing this past summer and their upcoming event Sunday, September 18th.  

  In the first part of the show, Chris and Nell join Jason Barto, Certified Arborist, to discuss his Wasatch Back tree efforts.

Then in the second half, they discuss night skies, light pollution and the city’s codes on landscape lighting. 

  Joining Chris and Nell in the first part of the show is Doug Fryer a local bee keeper and honey purveyor. He tells how his bees managed through this past cold winter. 

Then in the second half of the program, Jason Barto joined the conversation to discuss summit county trees.  Jason is the 2015 Arborist of the year and founder of the organization and website Wasatch Back Trees.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with State Rep. Kraig Powell (R-Heber); East Side Planning Commission Chairman Chris Ure; the director of PC Tots Libby Bailey and Park City Community Foundation Programs Director Ollie Wilder and Utah Arborist of the Year, Jason Barto.

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