Spring Planting Updates

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Awards, checkout

While our Fall Grant Winners are prepping for their projects, our Spring Grant Winners are finishing up their projects. We are so happy with the outcomes of all their hard work. These projects planted around 464 trees in the Spring Season! Now that’s what I call going green! Below are updates of their project from their final report. Cincinnati Country Day School added 10 native trees that to their Early Childhood Center (ECC) play-yard. The tree species are Redbuds,...

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Fall 2017 Mini Grant Winners

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

Fall is almost here, which means that our Fall Grants have been dispersed. We have 6 wonderful schools/communities/organizations who will receive Mini-Grants. Below are the winners and a short description of their projects: Saint Ursula Villa is a private school operating in Mount Lookout. They plan on planting 40 trees on 3 acres of land. They have already removed bush honeysuckle and wild grape vine on this area with help of parent volunteers. They would like to reforest...

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MARY KATHRYN GROVE DEDICATION

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Taking Root Partners

On Saturday morning, June 10th, a forest restoration project known as the Mary Kathryn Grove, was dedicated at Tower Park in Fort Thomas.  The project was undertaken to remember the late Mary Kathryn Dickerson, who served as the coordinator of the Boone, Kenton and Campbell Conservation Districts for more than 25 years. More than 20 larger trees were planted in the project area in a forest that had been devastated by the emerald ash borer.  Signs about Ms. Dickerson legacy...

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Tale of our Treasured Trees

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in checkout

When people think of trees, they typically think of fresh air, shade and birds, but subjects such as environmental justice, community health, crime and property value probably are not at the top of the list, if they’re even on it at all! Urban trees are a critical component of our communities, but tend to go unnoticed as we rush through life … unless we accidentally run into them while looking at our phones. I’ve recently been operating my daily life in a bubble of people...

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