SNR Professor Jennifer Franklin talks kudzu on Knoxville NPR station

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“The southeastern U.S. has the highest diversity of anywhere in the U.S., so I’d like to keep it,” Forest Restoration Professor Jennifer Franklin told WUOT for the radio segment: “Kudzu: kill it, eat it or use it in soap. You decide.

Franklin showed WUOT’s Jacqui Sieber a hillside undergoing restoration on the UTIA campus in September.

During the interview, you hear Franklin show Sieber a hackberry tree being “strangled” by a kudzu vine. The rest of the segment talks about the issue of kudzu in Knoxville and efforts to get rid of it. Listen to the full segment here.