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time to take the sweaters off the trees Columbus

It is time to take the sweaters off the trees Columbus!   Winter is finally over, the daffodils are blooming, it is time to take tree sweaters off.  Arborists recommend tree sweaters be removed immediately as it is getting warm quickly in Central Ohio.

Tree wearing sweater 2010

In an effort to make winter more comfortable some Columbus trees wore sweaters through the winter of  '2009 - 2010.' Pictured wearing a colorful sweater is a tree on Cherryfield Ave., Columbus Ohio 43235 in Worthington Hills. 

Nature Blogger Tom Arbour was instrumental in raising awareness to Columbus residents last fall that we were in for a hard winter and that  a sweater could make a difference for a Central Ohio tree. In a Tree Sweater test program trees in the  Worthington area in northern Franklin County wore sweaters, this past winter.  The trees wearing  sweater were primarily in the Worthington Hills area, west of the Olentangy River.  The wooded ravines in Worthington Hills  posed the largest challenge for tree sweatering. 


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The future of tree sweaters in Columbus

Depending on what is in store for us next winter meteorologist Jym Ganahl plans to expand tree sweater awareness in 2010.  Ganahl will use Twitter and Facebook in addition to his televised weather segments  to get the word out to Central Ohioans that sweatering a tree is the responsible thing to do when a cold winter is in the forecast.

For now... Tree Sweaters

Winter is over.  The forsythia is in bloom and while we could have three more snows  Ganahl joins experts in  saying it is time to take those sweaters off Central Ohio trees and store them for later this year. Stay tuned to the Channel 4 website for details on the 2010 Tree Sweater program and it's future. 

2010 - 2011 Central Ohio Tree Sweater neighborhoods include:

  • Asheville Commons
  • Bluffsview
  • Brookside Estates
  • Brookside Village
  • Brookside Woods
  • Cambridge Place
  • Clayton Place
  • Colonial Hills
  • Davis Estate
  • Deer Creek
  • Dupre Heights
  • Elmwood
  • Forest Ridge
  • Hathaway Estates
  • Hickory Grove
  • Kilbourne Village
  • Lakes of Worthington
  • Lazelle Woods
  • Lindsey Woods
  • McAllister Crossing
  • Medick Estates
  • Morris
  • Mount Air
  • North Woods
  • Northbridge
  • Northbrook
  • Old Worthington
  • Olde Sawmill
  • Oldstone Crossing
  • Olentangy Highbluffs
  • Olentangy Highlands
  • Olentangy Hills
  • Oxford Place
  • Park Highlands
  • Park Place
  • Pinecliff
  • Plesenton Place
  • Potters Creek
  • Ravens Glen
  • Ravines at Deercreek
  • Ravines at Worthington
  • Ravines of Worthingridge
  • Rush Creek
  • School Side Village
  • Seven Oaks
  • Shaker Square
  • Smoky Mill Estates
  • Smoky Ridge Estates
  • Smoky Ridge Village
  • Smoky Row Manor
  • Squirrel Hill
  • Stilson Bluffs
  • Stilson Highlands
  • Stilson Village
  • Stonegate
  • Summerwood
  • The Bluffs
  • The Sanctuary
  • The Village at Worthington
  • Walden View
  • Westbrook Place
  • Western Hills
  • Westworth Village
  • Wilson Hill
  • Wimberly Village
  • Woodbridge Green
  • Woods at Josephinum
  • Woods of Worthington Hills
  • Worthingridge
  • Worthingrow
  • Worthington Acres
  • Worthington Crossing
  • Worthington Estates
  • Worthington Green
  • Worthington Highlands
  • Worthington Trace
  • Worthington Village
  • Worthington Woods
  • Worthingview
  • Worthingway
  • Worthingwood

The Tree Sweater program may expand for the  2010 -2011 winter, is your neighborhood on that list?  This list is Worthington area neighborhoods.  Other Central Ohio neighborhoods are welcome to participate and sweater their trees as well. Your tree will stay warmer with a sweater.

More about Worthington trees

Worthington Ohio - Tree City USA

80 degrees and Sunny Arbor Day 2009 in Worthington Ohio



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Comment balloon 12 commentsMaureen McCabe • April 01 2010 06:20AM


Thanks for sharing your picture. We are beginning another beautiful spring day in Maryland.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 8 years ago


Tree sweaters? What a great idea and they are so colorful. It is finally time to start the process of removing them and to think about planting some flowers.


Posted by Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass (The Buyers' Counsel) almost 8 years ago

I've never heard of tree sweaters before.  I love that you included a picture because I couldn't have imaged what a tree sweater was.  And I especially liked the way you worked the Tree Sweater Neighborhoods into your post. 

Posted by Lea Deo - REALTOR®, Johnson County REALTOR®| Shawnee KS Homes for Sale (Keller Williams Legacy Partners, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Thanks for the comments

Lea I just saw this festive tree sweater running over to see a house nearby for a prospect yesterday.  I used Posterous to add this photo to my WordPress blog yeterday so felt like it was old news so decided to post this on my AR Outside Blogs. 

I don't know crocheted from knitted but I could not help but admire this tree sweater Lea.   I believe the owner of the tree and house must be an artist.  There is a sense of whimsy that I admire.  This is not a particularly whimsical part of Central Ohio so it stood out even more.

I was looking at a list of neighborhoods on a static real estate website I found via Google yesterday as I was trying to see if a recent hyperlocal challenge post made a difference. Not sure that the Tree Sweater Neighborhood list is any more legitimate content for someone looking for information about the neighborhoods under the circumstances but Happy April First!

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 8 years ago

Never heard of tree sweaters before, but they do brighten up the winter landscape.

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN) almost 8 years ago

Tree Sweaters are new and exciting...even for us.

  ; -)

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 8 years ago

How colorful!  Like the others, this is new to me as well.  It sure does brighten up the dreary winter colors and make the wait for spring less painful. =)

Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873), GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) almost 8 years ago

I had to wonder how long this was on the tree.. how they pieced it together.... I am going to call the fiber artist "she" just assuming most knitters, crocheters and even weavers are women....It is pieced...  I wonder if it was a long term project that was slowly pieced together or if it was just put on the tree as a sweater.

I wonder how long it was on the tree and did it hold up well through the winter.  It looks good to me but I wonder if the sun and weather would take it's toll.  We had our last snow fall a week ago Friday.  At least one local Easter Egg hunt was postponed until today because the ground was too wet...  icky for Easter Eggs.  We got about 3 inches I believe a week ago yesterday.  We were up in the 80's yesterday, it is in the 60's already this morning.  

I have only had a phone with a camera for a couple of years, and I am not much of a photographer anyway...  more power to those who are.  I just had to jump out of my car and grab a photo of this tree on March 31.  It is not on a street that I would travel often...  but I am so glad I saw this tree.

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 8 years ago

OK, April Fools or not?

Either way, a charming tree with it's sweater on.  How would you put a sweater on a tree, unless it buttons?

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) almost 8 years ago

Maureen - Tree sweaters?  What will they think of next?  I think it is very colorful, but does it really serve any purpose?

Posted by Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Diverse Solutions Realty almost 8 years ago

It was an  April Fools post.  It is a real picture of a real tree with a knitted or crocheted cover.  I saw the tree, took the photo on March 31.  Creative writing on April 1. 

I did not see buttons or a zipper.


Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 8 years ago

found it.... 

much better with the tree....  the clue was in comment #12.  I was looking for an April photo.  I took it and published it on March 31, 2010 not thinking what the next day was.

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 7 years ago