Taking Root initiative has planted more than 56,000 trees so far
Taking Root, the initiative to fight the impending loss of our region’s tree canopy, kicked-off its campaign last fall. Since then more than 56,000 trees have been planted in Greater Cincinnati. But there is still much work to be done in order to reach the goal to plant 2 million trees in our region by 2020. And as new trees are being planted, we are losing existing trees to disease, invasive plants, and pests such as the emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle. We take a look at the Taking Root program, how to protect your trees, and what trees are most suitable for your area, with Cincinnati Zoo Director of Horticulture Steve Foltz and horticulturist and Taking Root Chairman Scott Beuerlein.