Please join us tonight as we welcome Mary Maloney, director of the Chadwick Arboretum at The Ohio State University.
Mary Maloney is a life-long tree activist who hiked across Africa in 1994, retracing African explorer Henry Morton Stanley's route to verify the source of the Nile and Congo Rivers. She is now the director of the 60-acre Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens at The Ohio State University where she coordinates the mapping, inventory, and health assessment of the campus trees. This intensive project was launched in response to the near loss of two 150+ year old sycamore trees to a temporary construction road. A groundswell of popular dissent for the pending loss of those venerable trees, in tandem with the timely release of the One Ohio State Framework Plan, propelled the Chadwick Arboretum into a leadership role in a significant paradigm shift at Ohio State. Tree Campus USA certification was awarded to The Ohio State University on Arbor Day, 2012, as a result of these efforts.
7-7:15 p.m. Short Program: We celebrate CA's 100th anniversary with a historic review and more. Refreshments are available from 7:00 pm onward, and the main program kicks off at 7:30.
Columbus Audubon public programs are held at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center (505 West Whittier Street) in the Scioto-Audubon Metro Park on the Whittier Peninsula.