There’s a mystery affliction killing American beech trees in Ohio, and scientists with CFAES are on the case, hoping to find the cause. (Photo: Getty Images.)
There are places in CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum that few people see or know about. But a free tour hopes to change that. Called “Hidden Gems of Secrest,” it’s from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 26, in Wooster. Learn more.
Knowing how to correctly identify trees is a key part of diagnosing any problems you might with them, such as pests or diseases.
So says the flier for Nature vs. Nurture Tree ID, an upcoming workshop taught by CFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. It’s set for Wednesday, Oct. 3 in CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, and you need to register by Wednesday, Sept. 26. Registration is $35 and includes lunch and materials. There will be indoor and outdoor sessions, so dress for the weather.
Millions of ash trees are dead in Ohio, victims of the emerald ash borer pest. Which means millions of chances exist for Ohioans to cut the trees down using chainsaws. Fortunately, demonstrations in the Gwynne Conservation Area at CFAES’s upcoming Farm Science Review, sawdust flying, will show how to do it safely and right. “Chainsaw Maintenance: Sharpening and Safety,” 11 a.m. to noon on all three days of the Review, Tuesday, Sept. 18, Wednesday, Sept. 19, and Thursday, Sept. 20. “Chainsaw Cutting Techniques,” 12:30-1:30 p.m., also all three days. See the full Gwynne schedule.
CFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program presents Common and Uncommon Woodland Pests from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at Ohio State’s Mansfield campus. It’s a workshop on two kinds of forest bugs and diseases: ones you probably don’t have to worry about, and ones you do. It’s all aimed at helping you keep your trees healthy.
Registration is $35, includes lunch and materials, and is needed by Aug. 10.
Get details. (Photo: Gypsy moth larva, one of the latter kind of buggers, by John Ghent, Bugwood.org.)
Stone Lab’s summer guest lecture series will kick off on Thursday, June 14. The topics: climate change and presumably trees.
A workshop offered on May 23 is meant to grow your love of trees — and also to try to protect them.
A field full of native wildflowers is a fantastic place for pollinators. But a sun-speckled forest is too, say the organizers of an upcoming workshop on the topic.
Spring’s a great time for Buckeye nuts to plant their own source of buckeye nuts. Dig this story on how to do it on CFAES’s Stories website. (Photo: University Communications.)
It’s spring, and “mulch volcanos” may be erupting around some of the trees in your neighborhood. What’s wrong with that? A short answer is tree-killing stem-girdling roots, which is also a good name for a band. A longer answer is in an instructive and fun article by CFAES’s Joe Boggs on the Buckeye Yard and Garden onLine (BYGL) website, which shows you how to mulch a tree right. (Photo: Volcano (non-mulch type), iStock.)