Help Save Our Tree Canopy


Taking Root inspires and empowers all to conserve and improve our region’s unique and threatened tree canopy

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Take Action for Trees in Our Region

Why take action?

Our trees are under siege

  • Emerging threats are shrinking our tree canopy, diminishing native species and impeding forest regeneration.
  • Our region’s tree loss will have long-term impacts on our communities, natural resources and pocketbooks.
  • Individual and collaborative actions are critical for combatting tree threats and reversing or offsetting tree loss.

Benefits of trees and forests

  • Positively affect human health, emotional well-being and social behavior
  • Enrich our communities, save energy and increase property values
  • Protect environmental resources we depend on

Plant a Tree For a Strong Future. Taking Root is partnering with Beech Acres on a unique project.

planting a tree to commemorate family

About this unique project

Help Beech Acres celebrate 175 years of supporting the growth of strong children and families throughout our community. Join our campaign to plant 175 Beech-Family Trees across Cincinnati in honor of all the loving family connections that seed our future.

Purchase a tree to celebrate your own family’s love story and watch the tree and the love grow for generations to come. It’s a perfect gift for any occasion.

You can select a location from across the community or choose to plant a Beech-Family Tree in your own backyard. Together we will build strength and resilience in the region’s tree canopy while remembering the family connections that make us all strong.

Taking root is lending our expertise and unwavering commitment to the greening of Cincinnati to help make this possible.

The Donation Form link takes you to Beech Acres website.

What can you do to offset the many threats to our trees?

Collaborative Projects & Events

Include tree-planting in your next community service event … use Earth Day, public events and special occasions to spread awareness of tree benefits and needs … contact Taking Root for help with your projects and plans.

Tree for Me

For communities selected each spring and fall, homeowners can receive a free tree and use a customized online mapping program to determine where to plant their tree for the greatest energy savings.

Make a Difference Day (MaDD)

Organize a tree-planting event this October for your organization or community by contacting the MaDD team for information on fund-raising, its annual tree sale and other help.


Tree-planting projects in need of financial assistance can submit an online application if projects are “shovel-ready” and community-based (may involve street trees, schools, nonprofits, parks, places of worship, public campuses).

Taking Root Partners

Your business, organization or community can become a Taking Root Partner that provides services or resources to our mission.


Make your newly planted tree(s) count toward Taking Root’s goal of 2 million new trees — one for everyone in the region! Total number of trees planted is updated periodically.

Trees Planted


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Bethel Tree for Me Tree Distribution

This past May, OKI Regional Council of Governments and Taking Root was honored to partner with the Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District, using the Tree for Me Tool, to distribute 275 free trees to landowners in the Bethel area. The distribution was...
Taking Root engages with Cincinnati Public School Woodford Academy students at a fall tree planting

Taking Root Plants Trees for Environmental Awareness at Cincinnati Public Schools

Taking Root, with the help of approximately 1,000 students of all ages, planted mature trees in the fall of 2023 at 18 school campuses. The schools were all in the Cincinnati Pubic School system. These trees will: Increase shade Provide habitat for animals and insects...
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Keep the Holidays Alive Year-Round: Celebrate the Season with a Live Conifer

Rather than buying or cutting a live conifer this season, you could choose a live evergreen that can be planted in the landscape after the holiday festivity concludes. Instead of reducing tree canopy, you could increase it!


Tree Talk Brew Night

July 16, 2024 | 6:00 pm

Join us for informal conversation and tree fellowship. Subscribe to our email list for Tree Talk Brew Night details, other upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

APG (Anderson Pub & Grill)
8060 Beechmont Avenue (at Nagel)
Cincinnati, OH 45255

Tree Professionals Seminar

December 5, 2024

Save the Date!

Location: MadTree Brewing, 3301 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209

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