Tag: reforestation

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb Each September for the last several years, Great Parks of Hamilton County has taken part in a truly outstanding nationwide event. National Public Lands Day was started by the National Environmental Education Foundation in 1994, […]

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For some it may be difficult to remember the exact moment that shaped their career choice, but for me it was in the third grade. It was during a reading of Dr. Seuss’s book The Lorax that I realized my calling to try to make the world a better place. For those of you unfamiliar […]

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Have you noticed any small emerald green beetles flying around? You are likely seeing the emerald ash borer (EAB), a non-native, invasive insect pest. These insects, whose adults begin emerging in mid-May, are infesting native ash trees throughout much of the Midwest and are causing more than 99% mortality in untreated ash trees. EAB is […]

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As spring progresses forward, so does the Taking Root campaign. So far, Great Parks has planted just over 34,000 trees! With the generous help of our many volunteers, we are now above the halfway point to our goal of completing 60,000 tree plantings by 2016. In case you were driving by an area of the […]

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At Great Parks, we really love our trees. Lucky for us, with almost 17,000 acres of preserved green space, we have a lot to love. But our trees are in trouble. Invasive plants, hostile bugs and destructive fungus are all threatening the health and diversity of our local canopy. That’s why Great Parks became a […]

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