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.
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.
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.)
“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.
“(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.