Sign up to volunteer for the Civic Garden Center’s next Treeforestation workday!
Many of Cincinnati’s green spaces are overrun with invasive plants. As more and more ash trees come down, thinning our tree canopy, there is increasingly more room for invasive species (Japanese honeysuckle, Japanese knotweed, Garlic Mustard) to take over and exclude our native plants and animals. Therefore, rather than having their Christmas Tree Sale, they are kicking off this reforestation project to save and protect Cincinnati’s green spaces. They will begin by having a series of invasive removal workdays this fall and next spring. They will then begin planting native trees in the fall of 2019.
The first space they’re focusing on is Walnut Woods, a 10-acre property adjacent to Walnut Hills High School. They will be restoring it in collaboration with Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati Parks, UC, the Evanston Community and more. This will be an ongoing project, and they could use your help!