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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Monthly Newsletter

January 2016

This electronic newsletter is prepared by the OSU Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens to provide seasonal informatiojn and activities that may be of interest to Friends of the Arboretum, volunteers, and those visiting the gardens. If you have questions or program ideas that you would like to share, please contact Trish Clark at

Message from Director

Mary gives a brief summary of those items mentioned in the various categories below. We will create a variety of categories and the person putting the newsletter together will select which Categories that are appropriate for each newsletter. We do not need to use all categories in each newsletter. Optional Categories are:

  • Staff News
  • Arboretum News
  • Horticulture Department News
  • OSU News
  • Gardening Tip
  • Garden-Fresh Recipe
  • Monthly Garden Interest
  • Events

Staff News

New Program Manager Trish Clark (Use Headline 5 format)

In September we hired our energetic and innovative Program Manager, Trish Clark. Funding for this position over the next three years is being provided by a generous donor!

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GIS and Accessions Manager position has been extended (Use Headline 5 format)

The grant for our GIS and Accessions Manager position has been extended for another year! We are so grateful for the talents of Chris Voise as she continues to lead our tree mapping efforts campus wide!

We are also near the goal line of updating and installing plant labels for our extensive collections—both woody and herbaceous! This is a monumental task.



Arboretum News

ArboBlitz 2015 (Use Headline 5 format)


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In late October we planted 19 native trees in 3 locations on the agriculture campus --  on the east side of Kottman Hall, in the Learning Gardens, and on the north side of the Animal Science building. This event, known as ArboBlitz, has become increasingly popular and provides an opportunity for students on campus to plant a tree under the guidance of Chadwick Arboretum staff, FOD staff,  and colleagues from industry. For many of our students this was the first tree they had ever planted! This activity also fulfills a requirement for ensuring our prestigious Tree Campus USA certification. Fifth year pending—fingers crossed! For the Read More... link, find page and use link icon. Then change Target to "New Window."  Read More...

Swainway Urban Farms – New Spring Plant Sale & Auction Vendor (Use Headline 5 format)


In additioni to our long-time vendors, student groups and Franklin County Master Gardeners, we are thrilled to welcome Swainway Urban Farms to our Spring Plant Sale & Auction. They will be supplying a diverse selection of organic and heirloom vegetable plants for our customers who wish to grow their own food.

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Horticulture Department News

Some sort of Hort Dept News article.






OSU News

Bruce A. McPheron will serve as Ohio State's interim executive vice president and provost, effective Dec. 2.
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Gardening Tip

Tip on current issues in the gardens like diseases, weather effects, planting guides, pruning guides, etc.






Garden-Fresh Recipe

Something involving veggies, herbs, etc.






Monthly Garden Interest

What's blooming, new garden installations, updated gardens, etc.







Day of Education (Use Headline 5 format)

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016 (All day)

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2016

RSVP: Trish Clark at

Cost: Suggested Donation of $5.00 - $10.00

Event location:Kottman Hall Room 103 (Auditorium)