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August 2023


Tools for Pruning Small Trees

There are a variety of tools that can be used for pruning, from hand pruners to chainsaws. We’ll share which tools Heartland Tree Alliance uses while pruning young trees in Kansas City.  A word to the wise: Pruning is intentional wounding for a specific purpose. Improper pruning can severely damage,…
August 29, 2023
LearnWater + Energy

D.I.Y. Leak Inspections

By Carolyn Tragasz. Carolyn was a Water & Energy Community Specialist at BTG. When was the last time you went into your basement and really took a good look around? How about the last time you pulled stuff out from under your kitchen sink or opened your utility closet? Do you…
August 19, 2023

Tips for Spring Hiking on the Wild Lands

Spring Has Sprung! The sun is shining, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and trails are calling your name. Spring is a great time to Hike a WildLand and see some of the best remnant spaces the Kansas City area has to offer. Before the trees have fully leafed out…
August 19, 2023

Selecting the Right Tree

It’s finally tree planting season! We must continue to plant trees in our landscapes for the myriad of benefits they provide to the entire land community.  While trees are beautiful, they aren't just decorations - they benefit human health. Kansas City may face record-high heats in years to come. We…
August 14, 2023
Greener LivingLearnRecycling

Sustainable Back to School

Kids across the metro will soon be heading back for the start of another school year. August is often a frenzy of shopping for new supplies, clothes, and other back-to-school necessities that can pack a punch both to your wallet and the environment. (Remember how many unused supplies your kid…
August 1, 2023