February 26th, 2013
Arbor Doctor Ron Rothhaas will be speaking this year at the Dayton, OH Home and Garden Show at the Dayton, OH Convention Center.
Ron will be speaking on the subject of “What does bad weather do to your plants?”, a timely topic with the heat waves and droughts of recent years. Many of our trees are suffering, and understanding how weather interacts with other environmental factors can help you to do a better job managing the health of your landscape.
Ron’s presentation will take place on Stage 2 at 3:00 PM, March 22, 2013.
February 26th, 2013
Arbor Doctor Ron Rothhaas is scheduled to appear this Saturday, March 2, 2013, on In The Garden with Ron Wilson on 550 AM, WKRC radio. Ron will appear from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM as a member of a panel of experts including host Ron Wilson; Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden; and respected horticulturist Liz Jacobs from Natorp’s, Inc.
In advance of the show, Ron Wilson remarked, “I thought it would be a great idea to have a panel discussion about trees, and of course the three of you came to mind. You all three represent different aspects of the industry, and I value (highly) all three of your opinions and expertise!”
Ron Rothhaas remarked, “It is an honor to be asked to appear with such highly credentialed colleagues. Hopefully, I can avoid my daughter’s flu bug and be able to be present on Saturday!” Ron is a 1988 graduate of The Ohio State University, a 1985 graduate of Cincinnati Technical and Community College, an ISA Certified Arborist and member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists. He has worked in the horticultural field for three decades.
February 22nd, 2013
About 90% of the time, an arborist trained in tree risk assessment could foresee damage such as that seen in this video. To be clear, without having seen this tree one cannot comment on its pre-failure condition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NnIodcwdPM0
February 20th, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the emerald ash borer ravages North American ash trees, threatening the trees’ very survival, a team of entomologists and engineers may have found a way to prevent the spread of the pests. Read the article here>>>
January 31st, 2013
Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature did, indeed, influence our lives. It is the day that the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow. Read the article here>>>
January 18th, 2013
For researchers, the loss of 100 million trees in the eastern and midwestern United States was an unprecedented opportunity to study the impact of a major change in the natural environment on human health.
| January 17, 2013
Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health. Read more here>>>
January 17th, 2013
I, Ron Rothhaas, was priveledged to be present when renowned plantsman Michael Dirr presented his keynote address, In Praise of Noble Trees, to the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association conference in January. A transcript of this presentation was made available by American Society of Landscape Architects after he gave his presentation to them and can be accessed here>>>
January 2nd, 2013
Even though trees may be private property, their size often makes them part of the community as well. Read more here>>>