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Taking Root is an initiative to replace, retain and expand trees in the eight-county Greater Cincinnati tri-state region.  Partners include Boone County Arboretum, Cincinnati Nature Center, Davey Resource Group, Great Parks of Hamilton County, The Green Partnership for Greater Cincinnati, Hamilton County Planning and Development Department, Natorp’s, The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council, Ohio DNR Division of Forestry, and Oxbow, Inc. The campaign is ramping up to educate the public on the need for trees, to value and care for them, and to plant them — by the millions!


To inspire and empower all to conserve and improve our region’s unique and threatened tree canopy


A vibrant tree canopy in the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State region, now and for generations to come


  • Plant 2 million trees by 2020 (a tree for everyone in the OKI Region)
  • Better Manage and Conserve Our Existing Forests: Expand practices that help retain and regenerate trees and forests.
  • Promote the Many Benefits of Healthy Trees: Increase the awareness of tree and forest; the benefits they provide; why we need them; and the threats they face.
  • Foster Stewardship Among Individuals and Communities: Engage individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions and communities in the stewardship of our region’s trees and forested areas.