This Fall we added more native trees to the Wildlife Preserve and Arboretum at the Historic Shupe Homestead. Some trees that we had growing in our nursery were planted in their permanent homes, including a black oak, poplar trees, and American sycamores. In September 2013 we made a trip down to the Secrest Arboretum, which is part of the Ohio State University, in Wooster. There, we purchased a nice Northern Hemlock during their tree sale. They also had free trees, so we chose a nice poplar and a redbud. These were also planted here at the Arboretum. It is always nice to see new, native trees added to our tree collection, which Col. Nahorn has been building for several years.
On October 12, 2013, we planted a 15-gallon Chinquapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) to the Arboretum here at the Shupe Homestead and Wildlife Preserve. This is another nice native oak, and it is a fine addition to our oak collection. Art Parker, our arborist consultant aided in choosing this fine specimen. On October 15th, a butternut tree, or white walnut (Juglans cinerea) was donated to the Arboretum, and we promptly found a nice spot for it here. It is related to the black walnut but is much less common. We are very pleased to have this native tree specimen at the Arboretum.