2010 Tornado - Secrest Arboretum

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Secrest Arboretum tornado damage

10/01/2010 - Jim Chatfield (OSU Extension and Bruce Cubberly (Agricultural Technical Institute) provide video updates of the Secrest Arboretum recovery work
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Jim Chatfield provides photos (and perspective) on the tornado damage to the Secrest Arboretum. A sampling of photos from Jim's presentation are shown below.
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Left: a stand of sycamore trees was lost and sits with a pile of debris.


Crab apple trialsLeft: The Secrest Arboretum was famous for its impressive stands of crabapple trees that provided a spectacular show of blooms every spring.  The stand above (Crablandia I) was a long-term research plot for the International Ornamental Crabapple Society.  While this plot of trees is essentially destroyed, another newer plot (Crablandia II) mostly survived.


Left: white pine trees were sheared.


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