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MARY KATHRYN GROVE DEDICATION

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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 and about forest ecology were developed and installed as part of the...

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Tale of our Treasured Trees

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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 who are passionate and work daily with trees, so much so, that I forget...

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3 Years and Planting In Madisonville

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Communities are at the core of Taking Root. The loss of trees due to invasive plants, insect pests and unenlightened development have left some Tri-state communities feeling bare. Trees can reduce energy bills, reduce ground water runoff, increase property value, and make a community healthier along with various other benefits. To infuse the idea of planting trees into more communities, Taking Root held its first Great Tree Summit in 2014 with great success and hopes to recreate that success with the upcoming 2017 summit which will highlight...

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Say No to Volcano Mulching!

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Say No to Volcano Mulching!

Volcano mulching kills trees! Learn how to properly mulch your tree here.

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Make a Difference Day

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Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day, a national day of volunteerism, is October 22nd! Participate with us this year by planting a tree. In 2015, Taking Root held its first annual tree planting event on Make a Difference Day, planting 1,096 trees with over 400 volunteers in 21 communities. Our project was one of ten, nationwide to be awarded $10,000 from the Make a Difference Day Foundation. The Make a Difference Day Team, spearheaded by Bobbi and Gayle, has been working very hard to make this year’s event even bigger. You can help by planting a tree on...

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Duke Energy Tree Fund Grant Recipients

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Duke Energy Tree Fund Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our Fall 2016 Duke Energy Tree Fund Grant Recipients! We are excited to be a part of the great work happening in communities throughout the region. Thank you to the Duke Energy Foundation for supporting Taking Root’s vision to create a vibrant tree canopy in the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State region, now and for future generations! This year’s grant recipients are: Kenton County School District The project aims to add real world experience into their school’s curricula through tree planting. Students will learn about the...

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City of Montgomery Celebrates Trees

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City of Montgomery Celebrates Trees

Each month in the Montgomery Bulletin you will see, “Where in Montgomery is Terry?” And what type of tree is he near? Terry Willenbrink is Montgomery’s City Arborist/Public Works Supervisor. He has worked for the Public Works Department for the City of Montgomery since June 1986 as well as in various capacities in the department as equipment operator, foreman of paver walk installation crew, Parks & Beautification supervisor, and City arborist. He holds a certificate in Horticulture, is a certified Arborist with the International...

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TR Wins National Award

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TR Wins National Award

On October 24th 2015 Taking Root held its first annual Make a Difference Day Event. Together with over 400 volunteers making up 32 teams we planted 1,096 trees in 21 communities throughout the region. Our project was one of 10 projects chosen nationwide to receive a $10,000 grant from the Make a Difference Day Foundation! This year, we plan to make the event even bigger. If you would like to get involved, consider attending one of our free classes at the Civic Garden Center on either June 20th or August 15th. Make a Difference Day is a...

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Make Your Tree Count!

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Make Your Tree Count!

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