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In This Climate

Dec 20, 2019

From the peaks of the Appalachians to a wave of Belgian plantations and the Louisiana shoreline, we explore how the age-old holiday tradition of tree decoration intertwines with the environment.

1:45 - holiday trees in Bloomington

6:45 - Al Eernisse of Greene County Trees on farming today

12:00 - Lauren Wood of Virginia Commonwealth University on the fate of the Fraser fir

19:30 - story about bird assemblages on Christmas tree plantations, featuring Robin Gailly of Liège University

23:45 - Karen Zraick of The New York Times on the real vs. artificial debate

30:30 - Bev Banks of E&E News on recycling trees to save the wetlands