Located on the North Plaza (Broad Street)

Governor Ted Strickland celebrated Earth Day 2008 by planting a yellow buckeye tree on the North Plaza (outside of the governor's office) on April 22. Fourth-grade students from Westerville's Northside Christian School joined the governor in the ceremony. The yellow buckeye (aeseulus octandra), also called a sweet buckeye or big buckeye, is the largest of the buckeye tree species and is native to Southern Ohio.

Earth Day Plaque
In commemoration of
This tree was planted by
Governor Ted Strickland
On April 22, 2008