Jim Chatfield

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Ohio State University Extension

Focus on plant diseases, plant problem diagnostics, tree selection, benefits of trees.

Department of Horticulture and Crop Sciences
Department of Plant Pathology
1680 Madison Avenue, OARDC
Wooster, OH 44691
(330) 466-0270
(330) 263-3667

Articles Authored

Title Category Published on
Point Counter Point: HortiQuoteUre Redux
The Lovely Season of White Fringetree
Fernleaf Beech to Nostoc, Weekend Wonders, Part Deux
Weekend Wonders I: From Violet Jelly to Further Frost Bytes
Home Is Where The Heart Is..And The Lungs, and Toes, and...
Secrest: Apres le Gel
Crabdronia II: A Peak Peek
Secrest: Calm Before The Frost
Turfgrass 101 by Scott Zanon
Crabdronia: BYGL Readers Ask and Receive
Part Deux: Secrest Arboretum, Early May, 2020
Secrest Arboretum: Early May, 2020: Part I
Asian Bleeding Heart
Redbud Cauliflory
The Crabapples Are Coming! The Crabapples Are Coming!
We Stand on the Shoulders of a Giant
Tree Benefits Analysis of Maple by Claudia Winslett
Dandelions for Dinner by Zoe Eads-Scofield
A Sand County Almanac Book Review by Kendall GIlmore
Plant Profile: Magnolia campbellii
BYGL MailBag: April 10, 2020
Name That Pathogen
Backyard Beauty and Beyond
Plant Profile: Chinese/Saucer Magnolia by Claudia Winslett
Secrest Arboretum: April 4 Version
A Sentinel Plant Pathologist: Enrico Bonello
The Rose Garden: And It's Not About The Genus Rosa
Point Counter Point: What's In a Name - Dutch Elm Disease
Loebner Magnolias Bloom in Columbus
Squirrely - and Other Behavior


Title Category Event date
Secrest School- Why Plant Families Matter!
Name That Tree
Diagnostic Clinic for Master Gardeners
Clifton Gorge Nature Walk
Wild about Wildflowers