The Buckeyes take care of their buckeyes, and also their maples and oaks.
The Arbor Day Foundation has given Tree Campus USA honors to both the Ohio State Columbus campus and the CFAES Woostercampus. The recognition means that the campuses met core standards for keeping their trees healthy. Healthy trees in turn give benefits to people, air, and water.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry (DOF) recently honored Dave Apsley,natural resources specialist with CFAES’ OSU Extension outreach arm, for his outstanding contributions to forestry. In a “Forest of Honor” ceremony on Oct. 17 in Zaleski State Forest in southeast Ohio, trees were planted to recognize Apsley and two other honorees.
The series called “A Day in the Woods” concludes on Friday, Nov. 8, with “Identifying Trees in Winter.” Set for southeast Ohio’s Zaleski State Forest, the event will give tips on how to identify trees based on their bark, buds, twigs, nuts, and overall shape; will explore the forest’s Moonville Tunnel area; and, by visiting habitats ranging from wetlands to dry ridges, will showcase the diversity of Ohio’s Appalachian woods.
Ohio State’s Columbus campus, in part with the help of CFAES’ Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens, has earned Tree Campus USA certification for the past eight years in a row.
One of the certification requirements is a service learning project, and later this week you’re invited to join us and pitch in to help with the project: the ArboBlitz Community Tree Planting from 1–4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, on the south side of the Ohio Union.
It’s free to participate and you don’t need to register.
See the fall colors—and the still-busy bees and butterflies, too—when CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum in Wooster holds a Guided Autumn and Pollinator Walk at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more. (Photo: Getty Images.)
CFAES is helping sustain oak forests and the many kinds of life that need them. As a member of the Ohio Interagency Forestry Team, the college’s OSU Extension outreach arm is part of a collective effort to restore oak-dominated forests across 17 counties in southeast Ohio.