Cincinnati Parks, sponsors to give free trees to owners

City officials, parks officials and program sponsors will help distribute free trees to homeowners in Cincinnati this weekend. For the past 35 years, Cincinnati Parks’ Fall ReLeaf program has expanded, improved, and maintained our city’s canopy coverage. Homeowners will have a variety of trees to choose from including sugar maple, serviceberry, black gum, ironwood, wild plum, red oak, arborvitae and papaya. That’s a $75 value for Cincinnati homeowners at no charge. This year’s program is made possible by sponsors MadTree Brewing, Dynegy and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation. Trees can be picked up beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 22, at MadTree Brewing located at 3301 Madison Road in Oakley. “We are thrilled to help sponsor ReLeaf for the fourth consecutive year and to host this program which aligns so perfectly with our goal of connecting people to nature and each other,” Rhiannon Hoeweler, Vice President of experience and impact, MadTree organizers said they hope to distribute close to hundreds of trees. “Trees are an essential part of strong communities, and we are honored to work with our partners at Cincinnati Parks, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and MadTree Brewing to help advance Cincinnati’s long-term sustainability goals and replanting efforts. trees. Trees planted now will allow the next generation to reap the rewards for years to come,” said Brad Watson, Senior Director of Community Affairs at Dynegy. The ReLeaf program gave away 20,000 free trees made up of more than 40 species among those that have helped increase Cincinnati’s overall tree cover by 5% over the past 5 years, from 38% to 43% The ReLeaf program targets neighborhoods with less than 40% tree cover. Organizers said 667 of the 1,000 available trees will go to these 19 low-canopy neighborhoods: Mt. Adams (31%) Walnut Hills (33%) East End (30%) Avond ale (37%) Lower Price Hill (20%) Queensgate (10%) West End (14%) Over-the -Rhine (13%)Downtown (7%)Corryville (14%)Pendleton (12%)Camp Washington ( 8%)Carthage (33%)Hartwell (37%)Roselawn (26%)Bond Hill (25%)Madisonville (36%)Oakley (26%)Evanston (31%)Linwood (28%)The benefits of cover Improved forestry can remove pollution from the atmosphere, which improves air quality and health. n dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing the effects of climate change. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, “A tree in the Cincinnati community saves the average household $56 a year in air conditioning costs by reducing electricity consumption. For more information, click here.

City officials, parks officials and program sponsors will help distribute free trees to homeowners in Cincinnati this weekend.

For the past 35 years, Cincinnati Parks’ Fall ReLeaf program has expanded, improved, and maintained our city’s canopy coverage.

Homeowners will have a variety of trees to choose from including sugar maple, serviceberry, black gum, ironwood, wild plum, red oak, arborvitae and papaya.

That’s a $75 value for Cincinnati homeowners at no charge.

This year’s program is made possible by sponsors, MadTree Brewing, Dynegy and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation.

Trees can be picked up beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 22 at MadTree Brewing located at 3301 Madison Road in Oakley.

“We are thrilled to help sponsor ReLeaf for the fourth consecutive year and to host this program which aligns so perfectly with our goal of connecting people to nature and each other,” Rhiannon Hoeweler, Vice President of experience and impact, MadTree says Brewing.

Organizers said they hoped to distribute nearly hundreds of trees.

“Trees are an essential part of strong communities, and we are honored to work with our partners at Cincinnati Parks, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and MadTree Brewing to help advance Cincinnati’s long-term sustainability goals and replanting efforts. Trees planted now will help ensure that the next generation reaps the rewards for years to come,” said Brad Watson, Senior Director of Community Affairs at Dynegy.

The ReLeaf program gave away 20,000 free trees made up of over 40 species.

The program is one of many that has increased Cincinnati’s overall forest cover by 5% over the past 5 years, from 38% to 43%.

The ReLeaf program targets neighborhoods with less than 40% tree cover.

Organizers said 667 of the 1,000 available trees will go to these 19 low-canopy neighborhoods:

  • Mount Adams (31%)
  • Walnut Hills (33%)
  • East (30%)
  • Avondale (37%)
  • Lower Price Hill (20%)
  • Queensgate (10%)
  • West (14%)
  • Across the Rhine (13%)
  • Downtown (7%)
  • Corryville (14%)
  • Pendleton (12%)
  • Camp Washington (8%)
  • Carthage(33%)
  • Hartwell (37%)
  • Rose lawn (26%)
  • Bond Hill (25%)
  • Madisonville (36%)
  • Oakley (26%)
  • Evanston (31%)
  • Flax wood (28%)

The benefits of improved forest cover can be to remove pollution from the atmosphere, which improves air quality and health. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing the effects of climate change.

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, “A tree in the Cincinnati community saves the average household $56 a year in air conditioning costs by reducing electricity consumption.

For more information, click here.

Christy J. Olson