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Gardening: Fall Foliage

This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talked with horticulture expert Sandy Mason and Urbana City arborist Mike Brunk. We welcome your lawn and garden calls and questions today! 

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(Duration: 51:37)


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Fall is officially here; leaves are starting to change color from green to bright yellows, oranges and reds, in perfect time for Mike Brunk, city arborist for Urbana to join us on Focus to talk about why fall foliage is brighter some years than others. He says he expects this year to be a good year to observe the changing of the seasons. Host Jim Meadows talks with Brunk about why deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall and will give us an update on how the effects of the emerald ash borer in our area. And of course, Sandy Mason, our resident gardening expert, will also be here today to answer your lawn and garden questions. 


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    its on
    the leaves are starting to change from green to bright yellow Sarge’s in rats
    it’s a perfect time for Mike Bronx New York City Savannah and one of our guest
    guest today on Fox Mike says you should be a good year for fall colors
    Intelius why some beers are better than others Michael also have an update how to MA

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    emerald ash borer Street in east central Illinois
    what sport culture experts ND Masons back with us today from the University of Illinois
    Illinois pension should have an answer for your lawn and garden questions
    im Jim Ellis join me for a month gardening and trees edition focused WI

    are program continues after the news welcome to focus
    is some Jim Adams we doing another show devoted to your lawn and garden questions

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    also your questions about Treesort cultural ascending Mason University
    versity of Illinois Extension is back with us today welcome to the show sandy
    and also on the show today Mike bronc of fighting a cold on phone
    kindly not trust trying trying to avoid a giving it to us what are the Glen
    glad to have you are with us Mike bronchus the arborist for the city of Urbana mo
    dynamite welcome to the program I’m wondering what what is the city arborist do
    does the number of things

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    main focuses on managing the urban forest
    with 5 landscape architect background I dabble also in the Buick Asian of the city
    the city and back in the 90s the management of the landscape
    recycling center so I had a multitasking