Autumn Discovery Day Is This Saturday (10/1)

September 29, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Autumn Discovery Day, featuring garden advice, self-guided tours, and a sale of 100-plus types of hard-to-find trees and shrubs, takes place this Saturday (10/1) in Secrest Arboretum, part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Hours are 9 a.m.-noon. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the arboretum, which continues to rebuild following a 2010 tornado that damaged part of the grounds.

Included in the sale, to name a few: red buckeye, Ohio buckeye, umbrella magnolia, Princeton American elm, Black Dragon Japanese cedar, Cardinal red-osier dogwood, and Diana koreanspice viburnum. Prices range from about $15 to $30, with many around $20 or $25. The complete list is at http://go.osu.edu/E54 (pdf).

For more information, call 330-464-2148 or go to http://secrest.osu.edu/.

A Sept. 16, 2010, tornado leveled about 30 of the arboretum’s 120 acres, including 1,600 trees; caused an estimated $25 million to $30 million in damage to OARDC’s campus; and damaged or destroyed homes and businesses in neighboring areas.

Details on the arboretum’s tornado renewal fund are at http://go.osu.edu/Ex3.

OARDC is the research arm of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Author(s): 
Kurt Knebusch
Source(s): 
Ken Cochran