How To Keep Your Poinsettia Looking Its Best

Poinsettias are considered by many one of America’s favorite holiday plants. Whether you prefer the traditional red, white, pink, or any of the marbled and speckled varieties now available, you want to make sure you select a healthy plant and take steps to properly care for it so it thrives over the holidays and hopefully even longer.
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Amy Stone
Pam Bennett

Is It A Pine, Spruce, or Fir?

Everyone has probably struggled with plant identification at some point in their life. While some of us may still be learning - it can be on ongoing process, others may have mastered the skills involved in identifying plants in the landscape, woodlots or streetscapes.
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Amy Stone
Curtis E. Young

Scouting for Scale at Solstice

Winter Solstice, the first day of winter seems like an unusual time to be outside looking for insects. However, it is an excellent time to scout for both Soft Scale and Armored Scale. With the leaves off trees and shrubs, it is easy to find plants with signs of scale damage and scale.
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Thomas deHaas

See You at the 2019 Ohio State University Green Industry Short Course

The 2019 Ohio State University Green Industry Short Course is just 4 weeks away. The Short Course will be held on December 3, 4 and 5 at the Columbus Convention Center in collaboration with the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show. Participants will need register through OTF and can attend educational sessions at both the Short Course and the OTF Conference. It is like two programs in one! 
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Amy Stone

Putting Ash Wood to Good Use - Lessons from the Urban Wood Network

Earlier this month, Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU) hosted an online webiner entitled, "Putting Ash Wood to Good Use - Lessons from the Urban Wood Network." While many of us from Ohio have already lived through the devastation of EAB; some may have utilized the ash, some may have not, but either way, you will enjoy the webinar presented by Don Peterson, executive director of the Urban Wood Network.  
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Amy Stone

Hemlock Woolly Adegid – A 2019 update

In mid-October 2019, Jim Chatfield, Amy Stone, and Thomas deHaas attended the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI) to discuss conifer health, specifically, Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis) and hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) (HWA). HWA was first discovered in West Virginia in 1992.
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Thomas deHaas
Jim Chatfield
Amy Stone

Weird Willow Galls

Willow Pinecone Galls are produced by the Willow Pinecone Gall Midge, Rabdophaga strobiloides (family Cecidomyiidae), to house, nourish, and protect a single fly larva (maggot) located deep within the gall. The elaborate structures bear a striking resemblance to a pine cone complete with faux seed scales.
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Joe Boggs