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Duke Energy Powerful Communities Grant

Duke Energy Powerful Communities Grant

We received a $10,000 Duke Energy grant to create powerful communities through our Energy Saving Trees initiative. This will allow us to activate the program in Hamilton, Fairfield and Norwood, Spring 2020. Stay tuned for more detailsRegister your...

Dec. 6: Regional Tree Canopy Professionals Seminar

Dec. 6: Regional Tree Canopy Professionals Seminar

CEUs for ISA, ASLA, AICP 8am Coffee and Registration | Lunch Provided | Happy HourOKI BOARD ROOM - SAWYER POINT BUILDING720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 420, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202#CincyTreeCanopyPROGRAM 8:00 AM Registration and Coffee 8:30 AM Welcome Remarks 8:45 AM...

Plant a Tree and Help Our Planet

Taking Root is focused on expanding healthy forest in our tri-state region. Other organizations work to advance tree-planting in other urban areas or at national or global levels. One of these is The Nature Conservancy. Its Plant a Billion Trees campaign is a major...

2018 Mini-Grant Projects

In 2018, Taking Root awarded seven Mini-Grants for planting trees in low-canopy neighborhoods, local parks and school grounds. The grants enabled local entities to carry out self-initiated plans and projects in which the addition of new trees is just part of the...

Our Challenge

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...

Spring Planting Updates

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...

Fall 2017 Mini Grant Winners

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...

Mary Kathryn Grove Dedication

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...


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