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Columbus Reveals Urban Forestry Plan

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Reveals Urban Forestry Plan

Trees are one of the most important and efficient tools available to any city hoping to mitigate the hazards of climate change, and Columbus does not have enough of them. Only 22% of the city is covered by tree canopy—less than Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati. But with the introduction of the city’s new Urban […]

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NEXT: The Politics of Trees

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Politics of Trees

Two notable events in the news the past few days involved our stewardship of trees.   Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, fired the Director-General of his country’s National Institute for Space Research because the agency revealed that deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased dramatically. Since Bolsonaro took office in January 2019, there has […]

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Tree ID 101

  Tree ID 101

Learn the fundamentals of tree identification from certified arborist staff members as well as from Commissioners on the City’s Tree Commission. Participants learn basic tree morphology, learn to use a key to identify trees and walk through the park to put newfound knowledge to the test using the City’s Tree Trek. Two dates are provided […]

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Annual Bonsai Show 2018

  Annual Bonsai Show 2018

The beauty of trees in their summer glory will be a high point of the annual Columbus Bonsai Society‘s annual show. The Bonsai Society is an educational and social organization for those interested in the classic Japanese form of horticulture, and presents a show each year as a means of educating the public about the […]

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Drink Trees | Harvest/MadTree/Earth Day

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Drink Trees | Harvest/MadTree/Earth Day

Do you like plants? Do you like beer? How about a plant with your beer? Starting Friday 4/20, with every pint of PsycHOPathy or the limited edition release of Drink Trees from MadTree Brewing purchased, you’ll receive an Ohio native sapling to take with you! Each location will only have ~50 saplings, so do your […]

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City Targets Far South in 1,000-Tree Giveaway

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Targets Far South in 1,000-Tree Giveaway

To boost enthusiasm for the Branch Out initiative aimed at planting 300,000 trees by 2020, the City of Columbus is giving away 1,000 trees and compost in partnership with other organizations. The program started in September of last year with the hopes of replenishing the city’s canopy, much of which was lost to the Emerald […]

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Columbus Hopes to Plant 20,000 New Trees in April, 300,000 by 2020

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Hopes to Plant 20,000 New Trees in April, 300,000 by 2020

Spring is finally here, and Columbus can now start on the city’s Branch Out Program’s goal of planting 300,000 trees by the year 2020. The Branch Out program, introduced by Green Columbus, had a waiting season after its launch last September. As the days get longer, Columbusites will soon have an opportunity to participate in […]


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