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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Arbor Day Celebration 2024

“To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.” Richard Mabey

Join us at The Ohio State University's Kottman Hall Patio for our annual Arbor Day Celebration! 

Since 1984, this celebration has been a time for all to come together to celebrate newly planted trees across campus and recognize this year's Tree Hero Award, Chadwick Arboretum Collaborator Awards, and the Aesculus Lifetime Achievement Award. Be inspired by insightful remarks on the significance of trees, and don't miss the chance to enjoy in delicious cake and coffee refreshments as we come together to celebrate a thriving tree canopy on our campus. Rain or shine, your presence is valued in supporting our mission for a greener future.

This event, organized by Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens in collaboration with the Ohio State University Tree Advisory Committee, promises a morning filled with educational insights and community camaraderie. Join Dr. Laura Deeter, Director of Chadwick Arboretum, and fellow tree enthusiasts as we reaffirm our commitment to the Tree Campus Higher Education Certification. Together, let's cultivate a culture of environmental responsibility and appreciation for the natural world.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Please RSVP here. 


Event Agenda: 

10:00 a.m.:  Welcome and Opening Remarks

 Dr. Laura Deeter, Director, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

                     The Ohio State University’s Tree Canopy Updates

Aaron Rumbaugh, University Landscape Architect
Steve Schneider, Landscape Services Planner

  Presentation of Awards

  Tree-rrific Remarks: Growing Ohios Urban Forests

Carrie Morrow, Urban Forestry Administrator
Forestry Division, Ohio Division of Natural Resources

11:00 a.m.:   Conversations with Trees Design Exhibition Opening with refreshments 

Dr. Peter Kwok Chan

Visual Communication Design