Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Home News Secrest Arboretum names Ohio's best trees

Secrest Arboretum names Ohio's best trees

The arboretum encourages the sale and planting of these 3 top picks

Staff | October 13, 2010

Ken Cochran, program director of Ohio State University’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, identified his top tree picks.
 
Silver linden grows fast, gets big — up to 70 feet with a 35-foot spread — and is adapted to Ohio’s climate.
 
Pagoda dogwood, a small tree, “flowers differently than our native dogwood,” Cochran said, “but we’re trying to educate people about it.” He said the pagoda dogwood’s adaptability to Ohio and its resistance to insect pests and diseases make it a good choice.
 
Scarlet buckeye, a small tree, and a kind of red buckeye, bears loads of deep-red flower clusters in early spring. Hummingbirds, honey bees and other pollinators flock to them.
 

Top news

UC Davis to host neonic conference

The Sept. 9 event aims to separate the truth from the myth of neonicotinoids and their impact on pollinators.

SNA announces 2015 award recipients

The Southern Nursery Association honored 10 of its members with awards at its annual meeting.

New live oak cultivar named after ACTrees founding member

Arizona's Civano Nursery developed the cultivar to withstand the arid conditions of the Southwest.

Asian citrus psyllid quarantine expands

An 87-square mile area of Los Angeles county has been added to the existing quarantine.

OHP, Inc. releases Marengo SC in smaller size

The liquid pre-emergent herbicide is now in 18 fl. oz. container to accommodate users of all sizes.

x