About Us

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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.

Taking Root is a grassroots campaign  originally convened by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the Green Umbrella, the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) and The Green Partnership of Greater Cincinnati, and now consisting of many other partners.

MISSION

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

VISION

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

GOALS

Goal – Plant Trees: Plant 2 million trees by 2020 (a tree for everyone in the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Region.)

Better Manage and Conserve of Our Existing Forests: Expand practices that help retain and regenerate trees and forests.

Promote the Many Benefits of Healthy Trees: Increase the awareness of trees and forests; 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.

13 minute presentation to OKI Board of Directors – September 2013.