Erik Draper

Commercial Horticulture Educator
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.

OSU Extension-Geauga County office-

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

Physical Address:
14269 Claridon Troy Road,
Burton, Ohio 44021

Articles Authored

Title Category Published on
Remontant Recurrence Again
Red "Lipstick" Rust on Crabapples
Oriental Lilies Overwhelm Our Senses
Asiatic Lilies Blooming Like Crazy in NE Ohio
Fruit Cracking of Cherry
Poison Hemlock and Wild Parsnip are going to Seed in Southern Ohio
Crabs, Scab and then So Sad... Drab!
Dogwoods Are Dazzling
Yellow Poplar Weevils Not Very Popular in NE Ohio
Picking Up Pawpaws.. Blooming
Research is Revealing!
The Best Herbaceous Plants for My Garden Are...
A Real Sweet Dilemma
A Blooming Bias
Asiatic vs. Oriental Lilies... Same Plants or Different?
Families- A Grouping or Gathering of Similar Plants
Really MOOOving Along in NE Ohio
Soil Temps Determine Planting Time
Name These Flowers
Disease, Demystified Disease Digest
Step Away From the Mimosa! Hort Shorts
The Other Guignardia... Disease Digest
Yellow Polka Dotted... Tomatoes?? Disease Digest
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


Title Category Event date
Secrest School- Why Plant Families Matter!
Tree Diagnostic Workshop - What Is Wrong With My Tree?
March In and Prune Out