September 9: 83rd Ohio Plant Diagnostic Workshop

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  Hey, where have I been? What happened to the 82nd Workshop, scheduled in Wooster on September 9? Well, we are so enmeshed in “all diagnostics – all the  time” that we have already migrated to #83. Just last Friday there were 70+ Woodland Stewards in Mansfield, Joe Boggs continues his BYGLive! Diagnostic Workshops in southwest Ohio each month (coming as well to central Ohio next year), bygl-alerts are constantly talking diagnostics, and on and on. But you can never get enough diagnostic training and perspectives, as we realize every time we go outside or check out another new website.


Flat tunk on linden due to girdling root


So, Friday, September 9, 2016, from 10-4 at the Jack & Deb Miller Pavilion at Secrest Arboretum at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster (GPS address: 2122 Williams Road). The Tree Amigos, Erik Draper, Joe Boggs, and Jim Chatfield, as well as a whole slate of additional diagnostoids will be there and the Arboretum will be at our command – for samples galore, a talk or two of new things under the sun, and a diagnostic walk of the Arboretum.  You would be amazed at how it looks six years down the road from our 130 mile per hour tornado. Better than ever – and the music will be carefully selected.aster yellows and mites

  So, if you are on a snail-mail list, you may get a flyer. If you want to request a flyer, contact:

  Sarah Mays, OSU Extension – NE Region, 1680 Madison Avenue, OARDC, Wooster, OH 44691, 330-263-3831,

  If you want to just register now or soon, send $40 per person to OSU Extension to the above address. OSU Extensioneers can do the Fund Number registration. The registration fee covers the cost of refreshments and lunch, travel of speakers, plant prizes, and all that good stuff.

  Be there. Sponsors are the OSU Extension Nursery Landscape and Turf Team, the Secrest Arboretum, and the Davey Tree Expert Company. Credits available for ODA, ISA,  ONLA, and Master Gardener Volunteers.

As Pelinor of Buckland once said: Diagnosis of the plantes of the heathe and of the moores, penetrating to the very heart of darkness of Naturum gone wronge, is Man’s and Womyn’s most pressing calling.    

yellow poplar weevil on magnolia