The Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum Tree Planting Team placed first in the tree planting competition in Arlington, Texas. The competition was held near the site of the College Football National Championship game. Team member and Chadwick’s GIS Specialist Christine Voise said it was by a landslide.
From the left: Mike Boren (father of the 3 Boren Brothers who all play/played on the OSU Football team); Christine Voise (Chadwick Arboretum GIS and Accessions Specialist); Mitch Gatewood (OSU Alumni from DFW area); Mike Pfeiffer (Chadwick Arboretum Horticulturist); Ray Kreutzfeld (OSU Alumni from DFW area); Christy Dudgeon (OSU Alumni and VP of Grass Groomers); Steve Schneider (OSU Landscape Planner and ISA Certified Arborist); and Dan Struve (Emeritus Professor of Horticulture and Chadwick Arboretum Volunteer).
Special Thanks from Mary Maloney:
Thanks to the Texas A&M Forest Service in College Station, TX and the Texas Tree Foundation for coordinating this tree-rific event! Thanks too to our donors: The Ohio State University Office of Administration and Planning, Chadwick Arboretum, and a special Friend of Chadwick Arboretum.
Now, it’s up to the Football Buckeyes to seal the deal on national championships by winning part 2 of the competition next Monday!
Plant Forward and Go Buckeyes!
Mary C. Maloney, Director
Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens