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Battelle Teams Track Street Trees for Trimming

I can’t count how many times I’ve been smacked in the face by wet branches while walking through the neighborhood after a rain or shivering at the unwelcome clout of a big, fat, cold drop of water drooling off a leaf that I ducked and running down my back. It’s been on my to-do list to survey the […]

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Third Time’s the Charm

Part of what makes bush honeysuckle such a problematic plant is that it grows very quickly. It grows so fast that it can choke out native plants in just a few years. If you bike, walk or run along the Olentangy Recreation Trail between West 3rd and West 5th Avenues, you can see a lot […]

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Harrison Park Workers

Spreading Mulch Today, Relocating Trees Tomorrow

by Matthew Williams On a cold but sunny Saturday morning, volunteers with the Harrison West Society Parks and Green Space committee spread around 300 square yards of mulch on the playground in Harrison Park. (I know; the photo doesn’t look sunny, but it was sunny when we started. The photo was taken when we were […]

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August Means Action!

by Matthew Williams This last full week of August 2012 has been a heck of a week for the Harrison West Society Parks and Green Space Committee. On Tuesday, 20 volunteers from OSU’s incoming freshman class joined the committee for a clean up in Harrison West Park. It was a chance for them to start […]

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Honeysuckle and Hot Dogs for Harrison West

As soon as this month, the city of Columbus will breach the Fifth Avenue dam, opening up a beautiful new corridor through Harrison West. Through the northern half of our neighborhood, though, this monumental, long-in-coming change to our river will be hidden behind a wall of honeysuckle and other invasive species. What to do? We’ve […]

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