August Meeting Minutes
Hemlock Killing Pest
About Millcreek Gardens
Millcreek Gardens LLC was established in 1978 by Ohio State University graduates George and Lynda Pealer. The nursery began as a woody ornamental and perennial flower nursery, but by 1982, the woody plants were discontinued in favor of herb plants, in which Lynda had a strong interest.
Today, our nursery specializes in herbaceous perennials, herbs, groundcovers, ferns, ornamental grasses, vines, and annuals grown in containers.
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Tuesday, September 12
15088 Smart Cole Road
Ostrander, OH 43061
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HEMLOCK KILLING PEST IN OHIO
News release from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced the discovery of a hemlock-killing pest in Scioto County in southern Ohio. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is a small, aphid-like insect native to Asia which threatens the health and sustainability of eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock in the eastern United States.
HWA was first reported in the eastern United States in 1951 near Richmond, Va. Today, it is established in portions of 20 states from Maine to Georgia, where infestations cover about half of the range of eastern hemlock. Areas of the southern Appalachian region and New England have experienced significant mortality of eastern hemlock due to this devastating insect.
The infestation was detected by ODNR officials at Shawnee State Forest and Shawnee State Park in Scioto County. Officials have been conducting surveys in and around the infested area to determine the extent of the infestation. HWA is primarily transported by wind and birds. Officials believe the recent findings in Ohio are the result of natural spread from nearby areas where the pest is established. HWA was originally detected in Ohio in Meigs County in 2012.
At this time, ODA will move to expand its hemlock quarantine, enforced by ODA’s Plant Health division, to include Scioto County. Ohio quarantine regulations restrict the movement of hemlock materials from counties known to be infested into non-infested Ohio counties. Ohio’s quarantine law also requires hemlock materials grown in non-infested counties in quarantined states to be inspected before being shipped and have a phytosanitary certificate verifying that the plant material is free of HWA when entering Ohio.
OCTOBER'S MEMBER EVENT
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Meeting Called to Order at 11:50 by President Daniel Huggett. Huntington Park, Columbus, Ohio
Members in Attendance:
Ellen Gallucci Purcell- Riepenhoff, Linda Meier, Chad Wiseman- Ohio CAT, Kelly Darrow-MJ Design, Daniel Huggett – Columbus Turf, Joe Boff-Wolf Creek, Andrew Muntz-Green Velvet, Amit Pandya, Gail Reinhart, Bryan Taynor, Cameron Ely, Seth Anthony, Doug Fortkamp, Tom Rieder, Chris Stacy, Levi Baker- Hidden Creek, Mary Ann Shrum CLA, Max Beltran, Lorenzo Beltran-MJ Design, T
hank you to Meeting Sponsor OHIO CAT (Linda and Chad)
Approval of Minutes – from July meeting
Moved to accept by Kelly, 2nd by Andrew – Voice vote- minutes approved
No report at this time
Home and Garden Show-
Ellen- Meeting to pick spaces will be Wednesday, August 9th 3pm at Oakland Nursery Education Center.
Outdoor Living Garden Tour-
Kelly Pick up of materials will be at MJ Design on Thursday, August 17. Tickets will be available through Oakland
Membership- No Report at this time.
Andrew-Next Meeting, September 12th, 2017 Millcreek Gardens- George recently attended the Perennial Plant Association Meeting and will give meeting summary and update.
No report at this time.
No Old Business to report at this time.
Thank you to Sponsors OHIO CAT.
Scheduling of Next Meeting:
September 12th, 2017 Millcreek Gardens, 15088 Smart Cole Road, Ostrander, Ohio 43061 (800) 948-1234 - Evening Meeting (5:30pm). More Info to come
Members were given a private tour of the Huntington Park field and given information about the future events and plans and renovations for the field by Head Grounds Keeper Wes Ganobcik, Huntington Park will host the AAA All Star Game in July 2018.
Moved by Ellen 2nd by Joe- Approved by Voice Vote.
COLUMBUS LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
Member Meeting Minutes
August 8, 2017