Episode 52: Seed Cones of Conifers and Treasure Valley Cottonwoods


Happy Treefort 2019! In celebration of Treefort Music Fest, every episode of our show in March is about trees.

Have you ever noticed that some conifer trees have an almost comical amount of cones hanging from their upper branches? Daniel gives a brief overview of seed production in conifers and explains why so many cones might be found in the top of a tree.

Cottonwoods are common along the Boise River. Casey introduces us to these prominent Treasure Valley trees, sharing some of the ways that people through the centuries, who have called this valley home, have made use of this important resource.

balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera) – via eol.org

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This episode aired on Radio Boise in March 2019 and featured music by Toy Zoo.

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