Event & Volunteer: KC WildLands Annual Ceda

Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays! When you take home a native cedar tree, you’ll not only make your house smell great, you’ll be helping restore wild places … Continued

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Liberty

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Clay Woods & Clay Meadows neighborhood in Liberty Missouri. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided.

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Hyde Park & Sou

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the Hyde Park and Southmoreland neighborhood near 39th Street and Rockhill Road in Kansas City. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment … Continued

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Amber Meadows Neighb

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Amber Meadows neighborhood near I-35 and 291 highway in north Kansas City. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided.

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Liberty, MO

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Clay Woods & Clay Meadows neighborhood in Liberty Missouri. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided.

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Event & Volunteer: Neighborwoods Tree Plant

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant evergreen trees at St. Margaret’s Apartments in Kansas City, Kansas. Trees will be planted as a buffer between the apartments and the highway to help with air and noise pollution. Following the tree planting, neighbors will gather for free giveaways, community resources, and family fun for everyone. This … Continued

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Amber Meadows Neighb

Saturday, October 12th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Street Tree Planting, Amber Meadows Neighborhood Kansas, MO 64157   Volunteer to plant street trees in the Amber Meadows neighborhood near 291 and I-35 in north Kansas City, MO! These trees will shade the street and sidewalk, provide stormwater retention and pollutant filtration from the air and … Continued

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OrchardKeeper Workshop

OrchardKeepers receive training in basic arboricultural principles. Through six hours of classroom time and two hours of outdoor training, participants learn about food security, soils and basic tree biology, site suitability, selection of species, proper planting techniques, common insects and diseases, control methods, fruit management and pruning. Upon completion of the course, OrchardKeepers are asked … Continued

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Trees damaged by storm

In recent weeks, Kansas City has seen multiple storm events that caused damage to our tree canopy. Whether it be wind or snow, this damage can have lasting effects to the structural integrity of trees in your yard. It is important that you follow a few steps to ensure the safety of yourself and your … Continued

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Pruning for Beginners-Sold Out

**Sold Out*** Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) is offering a new 2-hour course on basic tree pruning skills for shade and ornamental trees. Fruit trees will NOT be discussed. Participants will learn through hands-on training and instruction about proper pruning tools, basic tree biology, types of pruning cuts, and how to make a proper cut. Space … Continued

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Pruning for Beginners- SOLD OUT

**This class is sold out*** Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) is offering a new 2-hour course on basic tree pruning skills for shade and ornamental trees. Fruit trees will NOT be discussed. Participants will learn through hands-on training and instruction about proper pruning tools, basic tree biology, types of pruning cuts, and how to make a proper … Continued

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Pruning for Beginners-Almost Sold Out

Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) is offering a new 2-hour course on basic tree pruning skills for shade and ornamental trees. Fruit trees will NOT be discussed. Participants will learn through hands-on training and instruction about proper pruning tools, basic tree biology, types of pruning cuts, and how to make a proper cut. Space is limited … Continued

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Pruning for Beginners

Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) is offering a new 2-hour course on basic tree pruning skills for shade and ornamental trees. Fruit trees will NOT be discussed. Participants will learn through hands-on training and instruction about proper pruning tools, basic tree biology, types of pruning cuts, and how to make a proper cut. Space is limited … Continued

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“Pruning for Beginners” Workshops Of

Want to know the “right” way to prune those small trees around your home? Looking for a new way to give back to the community and like pruning trees? Our new “Pruning for Beginners” course might be just for you. Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) is offering a new 2-hour course on basic tree pruning skills … Continued

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Winter Watering

It is that time of year again when you store away your barbecue grills, sun umbrellas, and rubber hoses in preparation for the cold months of winter. Have you thought about what our winter weather has in store for us in the form of precipitation? We’re no meteorologists over here, but we’ve heard anywhere from … Continued

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Trees like Donuts!

Do you know trees like donuts? Not the cinnamon sugar, jelly filled or with sprinkles variety, but as a thick layer of hardwood mulch under their branches. Fall and winter is an excellent time to provide a bit of care to your trees before the heat and drought of summer is upon us.  Proper mulch … Continued

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Where does our fall color come from?

As we move into our cooler fall months, trees around our area will begin to start a show of fall colors. Our native forest has many oaks, hickory, sycamore, and cottonwood providing muted browns and yellows. If you are lucky, you might see a brightly colored sassafras, black gum, or red oak. In urban spaces, … Continued

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It’s getting hot out there. Don’t forget to

Temperatures are rising in the Midwest and Kansas City is creeping into 90 degree days. You may be feeling sluggish at work, dreading the evening walk with Fido or more commonly, craving a cool glass of water. Well, you wouldn’t be the only thing feeling the effects of the heat, your trees are too! Watering … Continued

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Don’t Move Firewood! The Spread of Emerald

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an exotic beetle originating from Asia. The beetle made its way to the U.S. in 2012 likely on solid wood packing crates shipped on cargo ships or planes. The beetle feeds on the leaves of ash trees and lays eggs on the bark. After hatching, the young immature larvae bores … Continued

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