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Tree Sale Saturday (4/23) in Secrest Arboretum

April 21, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio -- A tree sale has been added to Saturday’s (4/23) Arbor Day celebration in Secrest Arboretum. Featured will be select cultivars of crabapples, Franklin trees, magnolias, serviceberries and cornelian cherry dogwoods in two-gallon containers, each tree about four feet high and priced at $25-30.

Proceeds will benefit the 120-acre arboretum, which continues to replant following a tornado strike last fall. It's part of Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), which was damaged by the tornado as well.

Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the arboretum’s Seaman Orientation Plaza, about 1.7 miles from the main OARDC entrance, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Admission is free and open to the public.

Among the cultivars in the sale: Sugar Tyme, Candymint and Prairifire crabapples; Royal Star and Leonard Messel magnolias; Autumn Brilliance serviceberry; and Golden Glory Cornelian cherry dogwood.

Scheduled, too, are a tree-planting ceremony by Ohio State landscaping students, a tree walk led by Ohio State University Extension horticulture specialist Jim Chatfield, and skits in the arboretum’s amphitheater by a Doylestown, Ohio, Brownie troop.

For more information, call 330-464-2148, e-mail, or go to the arboretum’s website,


Kurt Knebusch
Ken Cochran