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October 9, 2020 – This year’s hot, dry conditions highlight the need for New Mexicans to take care of their trees—and to plan for which species will grow best in increasingly warm conditions. On this month’s episode of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus takes a look around her own yard, where a September windstorm wreaked havoc. And we look back on a 2018 episode in which the City of Albuquerque’s forester, Joran Viers, talked about the importance of urban trees and forests and how best to care for them.  

Correspondent: Laura Paskus 

Guest: 
Joran Viers, City Forester, CABQ Parks Management Division  

Resources: 
The Nature Conservancy’s Climate-Ready Tree List for Albuquerque 
U.S. Forests Service’s Tree Owner’s Manual 
Planting Trees in Landscapes –  University of Florida 
Advice on Planting A Tree –  Trees Are Good 
Getting to the Root of Your Tree Problems –  NCPR 
Designing With Trees in Mind: All About the Roots –  Canadian Groundskeeper