Please see below (after the transcript and show notes) for links to news and upcoming events.
This week, we feature a musical selection about one of Virginia’s most common natural resources and one of the most important for the Commonwealth’s waters. Have a listen for about 45 seconds.
|Saplings planted along Toms Creek in Blacksburg (Montgomery County), Virginia, emerging from protective tubes, October 10, 2009.|
|Trees framing Little River near Radford, Virginia, September 22, 2009.|
Acknowledgments and Sources: “Grandad Planted Trees” is copyright by Bob Gramann, used with permission. Bob Gramann’s Web site is http://www.bobgramann.com/.
This episode’s script was adapted from the conclusion to “An Introduction to Trees in Virginia and Their Connections to Water,” by Sanglin Lee and Alan Raflo, posted 12/7/11 on the Virginia Water Central News Grouper, at http://vawatercentralnewsgrouper.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/an-introduction-to-trees-in-virginia-and-their-connections-to-water/, and published in Virginia Water Central, April 2012 (http://www.vwrrc.vt.edu/watercentral.html). The article includes a list of some basic references on Virginia’s trees. A Virginia Cooperative Extension version of this article (“Trees and Water,” by Sanglin Lee, Alan Raflo, and Jennifer Gagnon; some differences in text) is available online at http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/ANR/ANR-18/ANR-18NP_pdf.pdf.
For an online guide to identification of trees that occur in Virginia, see the tree Fact Sheets from the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Conservation, at http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/factsheets.cfm.
Recent Virginia Water News
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Water Meetings and Other Events
For events related to Virginia's water resources, please visit the Quick Guide to Virginia Water–related Conferences, Workshops, and Other Events, online at http://virginiawaterevents.wordpress.com/. The site includes a list of Virginia government policy and regulatory meetings occurring in the coming week.