Arbor Day Celebration 2022

Tree Campus

Chadwick Arboretum invites you to celebrate Arbor Day 2022 with us during our annual Arbor Day Awards Ceremony!

Since 1984, Chadwick Arboretum has hosted the annual Arbor Day observances at Ohio State University. The OSU Arbor Day celebration features the dedication of newly planted trees, award presentations including the Chadwick Award given to those individuals who "speak for the trees," and serves as a time to renew OSU's committment to the Tree Campus USA Certification. 

This event takes place rain or shine under the Kottman Hall Patio. Convenient parking for $2.50/hour is located at the Plumb Hall Parking Lot, next to Plumb Hall. 


10:00 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks with Pam Bennett

10:10 a.m. - 10: 30 a.m.: Tree Campus USA Certification presentation, Dedication of Trees newly planted on campus, and Award Presentations

  2022 Chadwick Award:  Dr. Kristina Johnson, 16th President of The Ohio State University
  For her work to increase the OSU campus tree canopy through the 1000 tree initiative in 2021.

  2022 Chadwick Arboretum Collaborator's Awards

    Dr. Florian Diekmann, Head of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Library and Librarian

    Jennifer Heller, CFAES Director of Development

    Mike Hogan, Extension Educator & Associate Professor

    Dr. Wendy Klooster, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Horticulture and Crop Sciences

    Dr. Monica Lewandowski, Assistant Professor in Plant Pathology

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.: Tree-riffic Remarks by Jim Chatfield, Horticulture Educator and Professor Emeritus at OSU Extension


Click here to see the 1000 Tree Planting Initiative Visual

This event is a collaboration between Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens and the OSU Tree Advisory Committee. Thank you for attending and helping us celebrate Those Who Speak for the Trees!