Friday, April 25, 2014

Law as Lovely as a Tree

Today is Arbor Day.  Trees form no small part of Ohio’s legal landscape, and their branches reach well beyond the realm of neighbor disputes.   A search for the word “tree” in the Ohio Revised Code yields provisions regarding maple product standards, timber sale agreements, and the state forest nursery, among others.  Searches for “trees” and “forest” lead to even more result (a reminder to think flexibly about search terms).  And, of course, Ohio’s official state tree is none other than the buckeye. 

We encourage you to take a study break soon (weather permitting) and enjoy the trees, from buckeyes to dogwoods, in one of Columbus’s many metro parks!