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


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


Plant Trees

Plant 2 million trees (a tree for everyone in the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State 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 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.

Board of Directors

Pat Greeson, President
Natorp’s, Sales Associate

Jodie Zultowsky, Vice President

Susan Fox, Treasurer
Landscape Architect and Horticulturalist, retired from Natorp’s

Bruce Koehler, Secretary
OKI Regional Council of Governments, retired Senior Planner

Patti Benigni Dold
Regional Manager, Delta Air Lines’ Airport Customer Service – Learning, Central/West Territories (retired)

Lauren Enda
Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, retired from Federal Service

Liz Fet
Environmental Scientist, and Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council Board member

David Gamstetter
Davey Resource Group, retired University of Cincinnati Professor

Sincerrai Gentry
University of Cincinnati Alumna, Environmental Engineer

Dave Gressley
Director of Horticulture, Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

John Maher

Travis Miller
OKI Regional Council of Governments, Regional Planning Manager

Kevin O’Dell
Founder/Owner Kendrick & O’Dell Distinctive Garden Solutions

Suzanne Parkey, CPSM
OKI Regional Council of Governments, Senior Digital Communications Strategist

Kris Stone
Boone County Arboretum, Director and Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council,

Our Challenge

Cincinnati’s environmental crisis in the 1800s In the late 1800s, the United States was facing an environmental crisis. Its once abundant and diverse forests had all but disappeared in the rush to build cities, to clear land for the plow, and to fire a growing...

Our Partners

  • AA Tree Care
  • Algin Furniture
  • Amberley Village Environmental Stewardship Committee
  • Ammon Nursery
  • Arbor Doctor LLC
  • Arborjet
  • Audubon Miami Valley
  • Back Tree Service
  • Beech Acres Parenting Center
  • Bloomin’ Garden Centre
  • Boone County Arboretum
  • Butler County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Casey’s Outdoor Solutions
  • Cianciolo Designscape
  • Cincinnati Nature Center
  • Cincinnati State
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botancial Garden
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Lebanon
  • City of Montgomery
  • City of Middletown
  • Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
  • Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Clermont County Park District
  • Dan Beard Council of Boy Scouts of America
  • Davey Resource Group (a Division of The Davey Tree Expert Company)
  • Delhi Township Parks
  • Gorman Heritage Farm
  • Grailville Granny’s Garden School
  • Great Parks of Hamilton County
  • GreenStand
  • Green Umbrella
  • Ground Works Ohio River Valley
  • Hamilton County Planning + Development Department
  • Hamilton Conservation Corps, LLC
  • Holscher Hackman Garden Center
  • Keep Cincinnati Beautiful
  • Kendrick and O’Dell Landscaping
  • Kenton County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Lagergren Nursery
  • Lefke Tree Experts LLC
  • Madison Tree Care and Landscaping
  • Mill Creek Yacht Club
  • Mt. Healthy Urban Tree Commission
  • Natorp’s
  • Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council
  • Ohio Tree Preservation
  • Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship
  • OKI / Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments
  • Oxbow, Inc.
  • Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
  • The Lloyd Library and Museum
  • The Nature Conservancy in Ohio
  • Urban Canopy Works
  • Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • White Oak Gardens

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