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Sound Effect, Episode 10: Trees

"Sound Effect" is a weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer.

Each week's show will explore a different theme. In this week's show, we branch out to explore trees. 

KPLU’s Environment Reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp introduces us to an arborist who decided to make a career of her lifelong love of climbing trees.

Did you know that trees are socialists? Well, not exactly, but according to scientist Suzanne Simard, they are connected below the ground by a network of fungi that allows them to pool and share resources and nutrients.

KPLU’s Kevin Kniestedt takes to the city streets to harvest wood with sawyer Peter Peterson. And Gabriel Spitzer travels out to a cemetery in SeaTac to hear why one woman made it her personal mission to save the abandoned trees she found on graves one Christmas.

Our guests for this week’s news round table are Berit Anderson, Phyllis Fletcher and Erica C.Barnett.

 

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