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Trees Of KC; Free Speech And Prejudice

May 11, 2017

Blossoms from a Bradford pear tree. Known for its distinctive odor.
Credit fleecetraveler / Flickr -- CC

Some of the oldest and most diverse residents of Kansas City are its trees. As a new tree-planting effort is underway, get to know KC through its trees ... and learn about what we should and shouldn't plant here.

Plus: what are we really getting at when we point to freedom of speech to justify certain thoughts?


  • Chuck Conner, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • George Ive, horticulturist
  • Christian Crandall, Professor, Department of Psychology at KU