Erik Draper

County Director, Commercial Horticulture
OSU Extension, Geauga County

Erik Draper is an assistant professor with the Ohio State University Extension in Burton, Ohio and one of Ohio's own “Tree Amigos”.  Erik conducts research in Wooster, Ohio on 78 taxa of crabapples to evaluate the impact of multiple disease susceptibilities, insect predation, bloom timing, fruit impact and duration to create an accurate, overall aesthetic profile for each crabapple taxa.  As part of the "Tree Amigos", a major focus of Erik's job is actively using, identifying, teaching and refining all critical thinking and observational analysis skills to accurately diagnose plant health problems.  Erik has written various articles regarding trees, plant diagnostics and sensible pruning for the American Nurseryman and Fine Gardening magazines.

Mail: P.O. BOX 387
Burton, Ohio 44021-0387

Physical Address:
14269 Claridon Troy Road,
Burton, Ohio 44021
440-834-4656
440-834-0057

Articles Authored

Title Category Published on
Doggone Gorgeous Dogwoods! Hort Shorts
Wall of Wisteria Hort Shorts
Strobili Are Striking Hort Shorts
Crabapples in China Hort Shorts
Crabapples In Crablandia Are A Dazzling Display! Hort Shorts
Knowing About Trees... Will Definitely Please!
Pythium and Phytophthora Pummel Pumpkins in NE Ohio Disease Digest
Mushroom is Magnificent! Disease Digest
Goldenrod is Glorious in Geauga! Hort Shorts
Root of the Matter Hort Shorts
There We Go...The Harbinger of Autumn Appears! Hort Shorts
A Mitey Big Disaster Bug Bytes
Lily Has Everyone Seeing Stars Hort Shorts
Hibiscus Hyperventilation! Hort Shorts
Mighty Mites Fell High Tunnel Tomatoes Bug Bytes
Hen and Chicks ... Blooming? Hort Shorts
Crabapples For All... Seasons! Hort Shorts
Crabapple Scab in Ohio Disease Digest
Crazy Caterpillars Consuming Crabapples! Bug Bytes
Light, Camera - Crabapple! Hort Shorts
Apple Scab, Rust and Frog-eye Leaf Spot- Which is What? Disease Digest
Fireblight, Crabapple, Crablandia. One Strike... Disease Digest
Orange Rust on Thornless Blackberries Disease Digest
Late Freeze Fires the Imagination Hort Shorts
Jack Frost Just Doesn't Give Up! Hort Shorts
Silver Maple Flower Fascination Hort Shorts

Events

Title Category Event date
March In and Prune Out