2015 Great Tree Summit

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Nominate your favorite local tree hero for the Johnny Appleseed Award!

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A tree for everyone in the eight-county Greater Cincinnati tri-state region.

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Donate to the Tree Fund!

Give the gift of a tree, a gift that keeps on giving! Donate to our Tree Fund and help us reach our goal of 2 million trees in the tri-state.

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Tree planting photos!

Check out some great photos of two tree planting events this past weekend!  Thanks to our Schools & Service Groups Team and to Tri-Health for their hard work and dedication...

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Trees of Merit

Have a special tree you want recognized and celebrated?  Nominate a tree for our Trees of Merit Program in association with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!

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Current Tree Count: 60,258

What is Taking Root?

Taking Root is a collaborative, broad-based campaign to address the current historic loss of our region’s tree canopy by planting trees, better managing our local forests, promoting the many benefits of healthy trees, and fostering a sense of stewardship among individuals and communities.

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The Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), the Green Partnership for a Greater Cincinnati, the Green Umbrella, and The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are conveners of the Taking Root campaign. The purpose of the Taking Root campaign is to Plant 2 million trees in the eight county OKI tri-state region by 2020.



The Crisis


It’s expected that all nine species of the region’s native Ash trees will inevitably be lost as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer. Considering that Ash trees make up over 10% of the trees in our region (up to 40% in some areas), the loss will have a devastating impact amounting to millions of trees. Still other threats are on the horizon.

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A healthy, diverse, and plentiful tree canopy provides many benefits to our communities and to our region.  Trees and forest canopy have the ability to:

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Join In

Great Parks Event 2014

Invest in Taking Root!

Donors of $50 or more will be listed as Sponsors on our website. (Please make note if you would like to remain anonymous.)

Indicate how you would like your gift used (note your selection in the text box on our PayPal site after you designate your donation, or note Tree Fund on your check).

1) Tree Fund (for buying trees)

2) Taking Root Campaign

3) Either of the above



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