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At a Columbus garden show awhile ago - I talked with an OSU representative...

At a Columbus garden show awhile ago - I talked with an OSU representative about issues with our oak tree leaves turning brown prematurely (see attachment) and that I was told feeding them with iron would help. She did not agree and suggested I contact OSU and request one of your arborists to see the trees and recommend action. I am willing to pay for OSU arborist services - please advise who I can call and schedule a visit. My home location is in Pickerington, Ohio.

Fairfield County Ohio oak tree Posted about 13 hours ago

I know the older eggs are, the easier the hard cooked eggs are supposed to...

I know the older eggs are, the easier the hard cooked eggs are supposed to peel. Over the weekend, I cooked some eggs that I'd had in the refrigerator for at least 3 weeks (starting in cold water covering the eggs, bringing them to a boil then reducing the heat to simmering for 15 minutes and cooking in ice water immediately until they were completely cold). When I tried to peel them, not one of the eggs peeled without tearing apart. Any ideas what might have happened or what I had done wrong with none of them peeled smoothly so I could use them for pickled eggs? Thanks for helping me understand this!

Delaware County Ohio food safety Posted 1 day ago

Hi, I went to a class/workshop in Wilmington a few years ago and there was a...

Hi, I went to a class/workshop in Wilmington a few years ago and there was a speaker who was either from Chicago or had done urban garden work there. Do you have any idea who this was and possibly have contact information ?

Hamilton County Ohio urban gardening Posted 2 days ago

Are there any organizations, government or otherwise, that will come to your...

Are there any organizations, government or otherwise, that will come to your property and do an inspection of your trees to identify diseased ones or to look for the latest dreaded insects like the emerald ash borer? Many of my trees do not look healthy but I don’t know anything about trees and I can’t afford to pay someone to come out and inspect them. It’s a long shot, I’m sure, but I thought I’d ask.

Perry County Ohio tree diseases Posted 2 days ago

I just purchased 2 acres in Valley City, an I was considering getting 2 goats...

I just purchased 2 acres in Valley City, an I was considering getting 2 goats for pets/brush control. I do not live there but there is a barn that I am restoring, but I would likely just build them a shed off the main barn. Is there an expert of a 4H member that needs space for their Goats to roam/live to maybe break me in slowly and provide them with a good space to raise the goats? I have done some reading and it looks like a 4 foot fence around the majority of the "pasture" area would be required, and I am not sure if there are any plants that are poisonous to goats on the property, I have not planted anything there as I just purchased the property. lots of questions still but I want to learn.

Lorain County Ohio 4-h goats Posted 2 days ago

I am trying to identify this bird. I am trying to figure out who may be able...

I am trying to identify this bird. I am trying to figure out who may be able to help it. It is in my yard and incapable of flying more than around 10'.

Franklin County Ohio bird identification injured wildlife Posted 2 days ago

I'm trying to identify this bird. I'm in Columbus Ohio. It is in my yard and...

I'm trying to identify this bird. I'm in Columbus Ohio. It is in my yard and incapable of flying more than about 10 feet.

Franklin County Ohio birds bird identification Posted 2 days ago

I want to raise a few backyard chickens in Columbus. While I have found links...

I want to raise a few backyard chickens in Columbus. While I have found links to the proper permit application and a description of the permitting process, I can't find complete or verifiable information on what is required in order to pass inspection, like limits on the location, size, or construction of a coop and run, or number of chickens allowed. Can you point me in the right direction?

Franklin County Ohio Posted 4 days ago

The sweet cherry tree in front of my house lost many leaves over the past 3-4...

The sweet cherry tree in front of my house lost many leaves over the past 3-4 weeks. The leaves became spotted, turned yellow, then fell. About half remain (photo of some of the leaves still on the tree). This is in Cincinnati OH. Thoughts on what this is? Thank you.

Hamilton County Ohio Posted 4 days ago

hey guys... have you a list of speakers who do talks on wild greens gathering...

hey guys... have you a list of speakers who do talks on wild greens gathering and traditional natural remedies?

Scioto County Ohio speakers bureau wild greens natural remedies Posted 5 days ago