This is the 24th 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 include diagnostic visits beyond Ohio.

Times:  9:00 a.m.  –  12:00 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 13:  Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, 45232 - POSTPONED
  2. May 4:  Glenwood Gardens [Great Parks of Hamilton County], 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, 45215 (Location is being finalized)
  3. June 8:  Cincinnati Nature Center, Center for Conservation, 4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150
  4. July 6:  Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, 45220
  5. August 3:  Mt. Airy Forest & Arboretum [Cincinnati Parks], 5083 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, 45223
  6. September 14:  Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union, Kentucky 41091

APril's Walk-about has been Postponed

We have temporarily Closed Registration at this time But will Email those on our mailing list when things have resumed

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