Past Events

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Virtual Arbor Day Celebration Awards Ceremony

Friday, April 30, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Celebrate Arbor Day 2021 with us during our annual Arbor Day Awards Ceremony! Since 1984, Chadwick Arboretum has hosted the annual Arbor Day observances at Ohio State University. The OSU Arbor Day celebration features the dedication of newly planted trees, award presentations including the Lorax Award given to those individuals who "speak for the trees," and serves as a time to renew OSU's commitment to the Tree Campus USA Certification. 

Read all about those who "Speak for the Trees"  here in our program. 

Then, join us in celebrating by watching the recording of our Arbor Day Celebration - available now on our YouTube Channel.

Lorax Award Recipients

 

 

 

Tree University:  Akiva Silver's Trees of Power

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 

During this 1-hour webinar, we listened to Akiva Silver, author of the 2019 book, Trees of Power. Akiva spoke about his book and shared some information he's learned about growing chestnut trees.

 Watch the recording here 

Trees of Power explains how we can work with 10 arboreal allies, specifically focusing on propagation, planting, and individual species. Akiva is an enthusiastic tree grower with years of experience running his own commercial nursery. In this book he clearly explains the most important concepts necessary for success with perennial woody plants. 

  Visit our Events Calendar for more information on upcoming Tree University webinars occuring every month throughout the year!

Akiva Silver


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Tree University: Growing and Enjoying Lilacs with Mark DeBard

April 22, 2021, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

It’s lilac season! Watch the recording of Chadwick Arboretum and Master Gardener Volunteer Mark DeBard during his 1-hour presentation on growing and caring for lilacs in your home garden. 

Mark Debard grew up in the Dayton area, practiced emergency medicine for 40 years in which the last 15 years were here in Columbus. He has been retired almost 5 years and has spent all of that time in lilac horticulture as well as becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer. Mark is on the Board of Directors of the International Lilac Society and is the Registrar for the International Register & Checklist of Cultivar Names in the Genus Syringa and will be publishing a book in March in conjunction with the ILS consisting of the entire Lilac Register of thousands of entries. Fun fact - Mark also has the largest collection of cultivars in Ohio (exceeding Holden Arboretum) with 150 different cultivars in-ground and 75 more in pots! You won't want to miss this presentation that will be both informative and a treat for the eyes. 

 Mark Debard


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Tree University: Dwarf Conifers in the Home Landscape Virtual Series

Watch the recording here. 

Chadwick Arboretum Volunteer, Joe Stewart, led us in this 1-hour Zoom conversation about Dwarf Conifers for the Home Landscape! 

 Joe's first garden was in 1970  - six tomato plants at his OSU campus area apartment. His enjoyment of plants has grown through the years, and in 2000, Joe purchased his first conifer. His love for conifers exploded over the next nine years and he and his wife now have about 170 different species of conifers and assorted other plants over a 1/3 of an acre lot! 
  In this 45 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A, Joe spoke about the different varieties that he has had luck with, how to maintain them, and why you need 170 in your lot, too. 

  Visit our Events Calendar for more information on upcoming Tree University webinars occuring every month throughout the year!

Deer in Conifers


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Welcome Spring! Authors Speaker Series

Watch the recordings here. 

Welcome Spring


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The Day of Education 2021 

 While the Day of Education series for 2021 is now completed, you can access some of the speakers' Powerpoints and other interesting information here! 

 Amy Stone, Top Ten Insects: Friends or Foes?

February 27: Pamela Bennett, Low Maintenance Top Ten Performing Annuals

 Day of Education Flyer

 


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The Living Landscape Speaker Series

Need inspiration to make it through the winter? Watch the recordings from the Living Landscape Speaker Series, a series of four webinars designed to inspure us all to think about our personal gardens and  landscapes as "living" and dynamic - and a part of the answer towards building healthier ecosystems everywhere. 

 - January 15th, 2021, 10:00 a.m.:  Doug Tallamy: Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home
   (Find Recording Here)

 - January 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m.  Marne Titchenell: Enhancing Your Landscape for Birds and Other Wildlife
   (Find Recording Here)

 - January 29, 2021, 10:00 a.m.  Deb Knapke: Eco-Conscious Gardening: From Concept to Design 
   (Find Recording Here)

Febryary 6, 2021, 10:00 a.m.  Rick Darke: Dynamic Design and The Art of Obversation 
   (Live event, no recording available)

Find detailed program descriptions and event website here.

Speaker Series


Chadwick Arboretum's Virtual Winter Solstice

DATE:          Monday, December 21, 2020
TIME:           7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

watch the recording here.

When Wanderers Meet: The Great Jupiter-Saturn Connection
Jennifer Johnson
Associate Professor of Astronomy

Occasionally, the planets do align. On December 21, 2020, the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn will bring them close together in the constellation of Capricorn, their closest approach in our sky since 1623.  Jennifer will talk about the motions of the planets in our solar system, how we see them on the Earth, and why we sometimes get lucky enough to have two beautiful planets together.

Labyrinths, Solstices, and Phenology, Oh My!
Jim Chatfield, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Horticulture
 Dan Herms PhD,  Former Professor and Department of Entomology Chair; currently the Vice President of Research and Development for The Davey Tree Expert Company.

From Chartres to Chadwick, from Equinox to Solstice, to the phenological link of biology and environment, the “everlasting vision of the ever-changing view” is of great import to lovers of plants and the nurture and enjoyment of nature. Let’s chat! This won’t be complete without an appearance of Dan Herms speaking to the Phenology and Solstice Pavilion at Chadwick’s Secrest sisteretum at OSU-Wooster.

 

 

 

  1. Jul 22, 2021 (All day)

    Which native trees are exceptional in your Ohio landscape, and which ones should you avoid?  Kathy Smith, OSU’s Extension Program Director in Forestry will give us these answers and more during this 1-hour webinar and Q&A. Registration is free. Please register by July 21, 2021 in order to receive your webinar link in time: go.osu.edu/nativetrees

  2. Jul 20, 2021 (All day)

    Saff Appreciation Week In-person Tour  Thursday, July 29, 2021 6-7 p.m. Get to know your closest public garden and arboretum! This tour will highlight the Lane Ave. Gardens including the Labyrinth, hosta collection, and conifer collection. Please reserve your spot at go.osu.edu/chadwicktour

  3. Jul 10, 2021, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Cultivate '21 attendees tour the Ohio State University Cultivar Trials.

  4. Jun 24, 2021 (All day)

    Tree University: Shrubs for the Home Landscape

  5. May 27, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Tree University: Grow Great Fruit! May 27, 2021, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Basic Information Having an edible landscape can be both rewarding and fun! Join Chadwick Arboretum and Master Gardener Volunteer Bill Johnson during this 1-hour presentation on growing and caring for fruit trees, brambles, and other fruits in the home landscape.

  6. May 15, 2021, 9:00am - 3:00pm

    CENTRAL OHIO’S LARGEST TWO-DAY PLANT SALE  **Checks and Credit Cards Only**

  7. May 14, 2021, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

    CENTRAL OHIO’S LARGEST TWO-DAY PLANT SALE  **Checks and Credit Cards Only**

  8. May 13, 2021, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    CENTRAL OHIO’S LARGEST TWO-DAY PLANT SALE : MEMBERS GET THE FIRST PICK AND 10% OFF! **Checks and Credit Cards Only**

  9. Apr 30, 2021 (All day)

    Virtual Arbor Day Celebration Awards Ceremony April 30, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  

  10. Apr 29, 2021 (All day)

    Tree University:  Akiva Silver's Trees of Power April 29, 2021, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Basic Information Chadwick Arboretum invites you to kick-off our Arbor Day 2021 celebrations with us during this 1-hour webinar!  Come listen to Akiva Silver, author of the 2019 book, Trees of Power. Akiva will be speaking about his book and sharing some information he's learned about growing chestnut trees.   

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