Make a Difference Day
Organize a Make a Difference Day (MaDD) Event
The MaDD Team offers advice and contact information for anyone wanting to plant trees on Make a Difference Day. We can provide information on fundraising, volunteer recruitment, appropriate tree selection, tree planting, and toolkit essentials for a successful planting event by your organization or in your community.
We also coordinate an annual tree sale exclusively for MaDD tree planters that includes a selection of native trees and under-story shrubs at close to wholesale prices from an excellent supplier.
Contact the MaDD Team for information or we would be happy to speak to your organization directly.
National Make a Difference Day – October 23, 2021
Deadline to order trees is October 13th, 2021.
Fall is a particularly good time to plant — the roots get a chance to grow before the soil gets too cold while the plant itself is not too stressed by heat or drought.
Trees will be available for pick-up on Wednesday and Thursday, October 21st near the Gray Road Entrance (5073 Gray Rd.) of Spring Grove Cemetery from 2pm to 6pm when Spring Grove locks their gates. If you’ve picked up before it is in the same place. Details will be sent with confirmation of order.
When you’ve planted your National Make a Difference Day trees, share it with us by sending a photo to our email address and don’t forget to register your tree with Taking Root.
Recent MaDD Events
Taking Root’s MaDD Team has facilitated the planting of about 5000 trees since our formation.
On Make a Difference Day in 2017, Great Parks of Hamilton County celebrated planting its 100,000th tree since Taking Root’s launch four years earlier.
Boone County Arboretum holds an annual tree planting on Make a Difference Day.
The City of Covington has participated since 2014.
The City of Wyoming has planted every year since 2014.
Gayle Ficken-Clarke and Bobbi Strangfeld have been doing organized tree plantings on Make a Difference Day since 2014 and their experiences can guide while you plan then plant.
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