Prepare to be dazzled

Strawberry Parfait CrabappleHundreds of crabapple trees in Secrest Arboretum, part of OARDC’s Wooster campus, are starting to bloom. Research on these trees leads to improved varieties that need, say, fewer or no pesticides, look good in the landscape not just when they blossom but all year round (by having colorful leaves in fall, for instance), offer food for birds, and, like other trees, provide ecosystem services that benefit people. Visiting is free and open to the public. Directions. Campus map. OARDC is CFAES’s research arm. (Photo: Strawberry Parfait crabapple by K.D. Chamberlain.)

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