This is the 22nd year for the OSU Extension, Diagnostic Walk-Abouts in Greater Cincinnati.

What Is It? 

  • Professional Training:  the Walk-Abouts are for Green Industry professionals (arborists, landscapers, turf managers, nursery managers, etc.)  Participants earn ISA Certified Arborist CEUs.
  • Comprehensive:  participants look at plants, plant pests, plant diseases, landscape designs, and other points of interest.  Discussions focus on plant problem diagnostics, plant health management, plant selection, and sustainable landscape designs.
  • Hands-On:  the training is held outdoors; topics are viewed first-hand.
  • Real-World: the Walk-Abouts reflect real-world landscape scouting; anything found on the Walk-Abouts is open for consideration!
  • Up-to-Date:  updates are provided on newly emerging plant health issues (e.g. pest outbreaks, non-native invasives, changes to pesticide labeling, etc.).
  • Multi-State: The Greater Cincinnati BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-Abouts have been called the "Southwest Ohio BYGLive! …" for 21 years. However, we changed the name to reflect that visits include sites in Kentucky; Indiana is on the horizon!

Times:  12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Dates and Locations: 

Dates and Locations: The six Greater Cincinnati BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-Abouts are held once a month on Mondays from April-thru-September. Dates and locations:

  1. April 9: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, 45232
  2. May 7: Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum, 4600 Muchmore Rd., Indian Hill, 45243
  3. June 4: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, 45220 [use the parking lot with the photoelectric panels that's off Vine St.]
  4. July 2: Glenwood Gardens [Great Parks of Hamilton County], 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, 45215
  5. August 13: Mt. Airy Forest & Arboretum, 5083 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, 45223
  6. September 10: Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union, Kentucky 41091

Special BYGLive!
Monday, October 1: 21st Annual Bluegrass-Buckeye BYGLive! University of Kentucky Arboretum, 500 Alumni Dr., Lexington, KY 40503 (requires a separate registration)

 

Registration and Fee Payment:

There will be a one-time registration fee of $50.00 that covers your participation in the first six monthly BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-Abouts.  You only pay a one-time fee of $50.00 whether you attend one, two, three, or all six standard Walk-Abouts.  If you attend all six, that's $50 for 18 hours of training! Note:  A single payment can be used to cover different people attending different sessions.

Fee Payment:  You can register online (see below) or by mail (check).

Online Registration (Credit Cards only) Click Here

To Register by Mail:

Make checks payable to OSU Extension, Hamilton County, and please note that the payment is for the Southwest Ohio BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-About.  Please include your name, or the name(s) of the participants covered by the fee(s) and your email address.

Mail your check to:
The BYGLive! Diagnostic Series
OSU Extension, Hamilton County
4210 Dane Ave
Cincinnati, OH  45223
 

For More Information on the Walk-Abouts:  Joe Boggs boggs.47@osu.edu