It’s bad enough that the emerald ash borer has killed millions of native ash trees. “Now,” CFAES entomologist Joe Boggs says, “you have standing (dead) trees that are starting to break apart”—and that can threaten home, life, and limb. Here’s what you should know and do. (Photo: Getty Images.)
Friday, April 26, is Arbor Day, and CFAES is hosting two celebrations of it, one in Columbus, one in Wooster.
Ohio State’s Time for Change Week ends with a working weekend aimed at doing good things for the land, for native plants, and for a special Ohio State woods.
CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum in Wooster is holding a free public Tree Walk on April 10. (Photo: Pussy willow, Getty Images.)
“Trees on campus provide so many ecological benefits,” said Kathy Smith, forestry program director for CFAES, in a story published today on our CFAES Stories website. “They’re an integral part of a sustainable campus.”
Planning what you’d like to do in the coming year on your land? If the emerald ash borer has wiped out your ash trees, you can see your best choices for replacing them — whether in town or country — in a CFAES-published bulletin. And to boot, it’s now being offered at a sale price.
“Knowing how to identify your trees helps with diagnosing insect and disease issues,” says CFAES Forestry Program Director Kathy Smith. “It also allows (you) to better manage the tree.” Coming up, you have a great chance in a perfect place to learn how to do just that. Sign up by May 27.
Tom Smarr, horticulture director for The Parklands of Floyds Fork, a new urban park in Louisville, Kentucky, keynotes the Tri-State Green Industry Conference Feb. 4 in Cincinnati.
“(The conference) is for representatives of all sectors of the green industry,” said Julie Crook, horticulture program coordinator in OSU Extension’s Hamilton County office and chair of the event’s planning committee.
Smarr previously was horticulture director for New York City’s innovative High Line Park, shown here, which was built on an old elevated train track.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently honored retired CFAES forestry prof Randy Heiligmann (scroll down).
So, the “right tree in the right place” is a mantra of sustainable landscaping. Here’s how your right tree can be an Ohio buckeye. (Photo: Ohio buckeye flowers by H. Zell (own work) licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.)