For our classes first field trip we went to a privately own learning facility near Hocking Hills. This area is located in the eastern half of Ohio. In this area, there is sandstone under the soil which is resistant to erosion. Though erosion and glacial activity the land has become hilly with valleys. The soil is different from the western half because

Some commonly found plants in the eastern area are red bud, cedars, ash, sedge, white bluets, and many more.

For my assignment I had to find two plants that were being attacked by diseases or insects.

This is a hack-berry saple which is mostl likely being attacked by the Witches’ broom disease. It is a combination of midew and tiny mites that produce broom like rosettes of twig on shoots and buds. One of the only methods to cure the problem is to replace the tree with the Chinese Hack-berry.

 

┬áThis is a green ash tree which was one of the most common trees in the Midwest until the emerald as bore came from Asia. This little insect targets all ash trees. The insect lays it young under the bark where the eat the tree’s nutrients and borrow out. This causes the tree to slowly die, the tree loses its nutrients and leaves. The EAB is a huge problem and has killed millions of trees.