Governor Ted Strickland celebrated Earth Day on 4/22/08 by planting a Yellow Buckeye tree on the North Plaza (outside of the governor's office) of the Ohio Statehouse grounds.
The Governor was joined by fourth grade students from Northside Christian School of Westerville.
The Yellow Buckeye Tree will complement three other buckeye tree species currently growing on the seven acres of Statehouse Grounds. The other species include; Ohio Buckeye, Red Buckeye and Bottlebrush Buckeye.
The Yellow Buckeye (Aeseulus octandra), also called sweet buckeye or big buckeye, is the largest of the buckeye tree species and is native to Southern Ohio.
April 22, 2008