To sign up for the Reforest Miami Whitewater Forest tree planting on April 12th, go to
To our many volunteers,
Come join us on Sat. April 12th 9AM-4PM at Miami Whitewater to help plant 1200 tree seedlings. The Great Parks and the Hamilton Co. Soil and Water Conservation District are planting a buffer zone along the Dry Fork Creek. Meet at the Big Sycamore Picnic Shelter 9001 Mount Hope Rd. Harrison Ohio 45030. See the Hamilton Co. Great Parks website to sign up.
Due to the rain, we are rescheduling the tree planting project at Glenway Woods to next Sat. April 5th, 9AM-3PM. Or what time you can provide. Hope to see you there to help us plant 800 oak seedlings with the Cincinnati Park Board at the Glenway Woods. See below for more info or call 253 650-7816. You can also visit us on facebook: OVFF.
2014 Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship EVENTS
Tree Giveaway Preparation
5,000 Oak Seedlings are coming, and we need your help!
When: Wednesday March 26th, 2014, 7-9pm
Where: Blue Ash Distributing Warehouse, 11013 Kenwood Rd. 45242. Look for the OVFF sign at the entrance on Kenwood Road.
Once again OVFF is teaming with the Greater Cincinnati Federated Garden Clubs for our annual spring tree giveaway. But first we need to prepare the seedlings! Join us for a fun-filled evening as we individually bag 5,000 Shumard and Red Oak seedlings for distribution to libraries and schools later in the week. Friends and family (ages 12 and up) are welcome! The work is easy and it's fun spending time with others who share your passion for planting trees. As usual, we'll set aside some seedlings for volunteers to take home and plant! If you can't arrive until after 7pm or must leave before 9pm, no problem! Wear comfortable clothing. We can use your help, and hope to see you at the tree bagging!
2014 OVFF Planting Projects
March 29, 2014: Glenway Woods
Help us revitalize Glenway Woods as we plant 800 Red Oak Seedlings!
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9am-3pm
Where: Glenway Woods Greenspace (1650 Ross Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45205)
Come and join others to help create a greenspace with trees. OVFF is teaming with the Cincinnati Park Board to plant 800 Oak seedlings at the Glenway Woods Greenspace on Sat. Mar. 29th from 9am - 3pm. Come early in the day, or later, for whatever amount of time you can spare. We are replanting areas where honeysuckle has been removed. Meet at the old school parking lot at 1650 Ross Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45205 and look for the OVFF banner. Heavy shoes or boots are preferred; bring work gloves. We will have shovels and planting dibbles. Lunch and drinks will be provided. For more info, call 253-650-7816
April 5, 2014: Bethel, Ohio Tree Planting Day
Help OVFF as we assist our neighbors in the Bethel community to plant trees to replace those lost to the Asian Long-horned Beetle threat.
When: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8am-noon
Where: Meet at Bick Elementary School, 101 Fossyl Drive Bethel, Ohio 45106
Please pre-register if you wish to volunteer. To do so, contact Laura Weber at 513-734-0011, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Planting: 2013 Project: Cincinnati Zoo – Wetland Restoration
Saturday April 6th 8AM-5PM
The OVFF is teaming up with the Cincinnati Zoo to replant wetlands, on a preserve of theirs, north of Mason, Ohio. We will be planting 2500 tree seedlings of a variety of native hardwoods.
All you need to bring are some sturdy boots or shoes and maybe some gloves ( it will be wet). We will have plenty of shovels and planting bars along with some gloves. Bring a friend or come and meet some new friends. If you need to come later or need to leave early, no worries – even a couple hours of your time will make a difference. Food and drinks will be provided.
Where: 2210 Mason-Montgomery Rd., 3 miles north of Mason Ohio. Take I-71 north to the Fields Ertel exit and go north on Mason-Montgomery Rd. through Mason and 3miles north of Mason there will be an old barn on the right. Look for the OVFF banner just past the barn. 2/10th of a mile past the barn, Mason-Montgomery ends at Hamilton Rd.
Rain date or finish up date will be April 7th.
Annual Planting: 2013 Project: Clermont Co. ALB Replanting
Saturday April 20th 8AM-12NOON
The OVFF is also working with the Ohio DNR Clermont Co. ALB replanting project. They have a replanting project on April 20th to replace trees taken down due to the Asian Longhorn Beetle. The trees to be replanted are potted with approximately 1” trunks. They are planning on planting 100-200 trees. The project is to assist local homeowners who have lost trees and they are looking for volunteers to help. For more information regarding this project, go to: http://ohiodnr.com/Default.aspx?tabid=24021.
For more information:
-call (253) 650-7816
-visit us on the web at: http://www.ovff.net/
-on Facebook: OVFF
Free Tree Program: Seedling Roundup
Wed. March 20th, 7PM-9PM
Blue Ash Distributing Warehouse, 11013 Kenwood Rd.
We are teaming up with the Greater Cincinnati Federated garden Clubs for our annual spring tree giveaway. We've ordered Loblolly Pine seedlings this year. It's time to count, bag & box 'em for the Public Libraries... And we're counting on you, so please lend a hand! It's always good working together to help kids discover the rewards of planting trees. As usual, we'll have extra free seedlings available to volunteers, so plan to take some home. Questions? Call (253) 650-7816.
Annual Tree Planting:
The OVFF is working on a project with the Cincinnati Zoo to plant several thousand tree seedlings on property of theirs north of Mason. We are still working out the details and will send out that information as soon as we know it.
The OVFF is also working with the Ohio DNR Clermont Co. ALB replanting project. They have a replanting project on April 20th to replace trees taken down due to the Asian Longhorn Beetle. The trees to be replanted are potted with approximately 1" trunks. The meeting place is the Community Christian Church parking lot at S Union St. and Tower Alleyin Bethel, Ohio. the time is 8AM - 12noon. Please call for more info and to let us know if you can make it so we can plan for the right # of volunteers. (253) 650-7816. More infomation available at: http://ohiodnr.com/Default.aspx?tabid=24021.
2012 Free Tree Program - Seedling Roundup: Wednesday March 21st, 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Where: Blue Ash Distributing Warehouse, 11013 Kenwood Rd.
We've ordered Northern Red Oak seedlings for our spring giveaway. It's time to count, bag & box 'em for the Public Libraries... And we'rre counting on you, so please lend a hand! It's always good working together to help kids discover the rewards of planting trees. As usual, wew'll have extra free seedlings available to volunteers, so plan to take some home. Questions? Call (253) 650-7816.
2012 Forestry - Planting at Greenacres! Saturday, March 24th 9:00 AM 'til 1:00 PM
Where: Greenacres Foundation, meet at the old church at the intersection of Spooky Hollow and Loveland-Madeira Rdin Indian Hill.
Join the OVFF and the Greenacres Foundation, a unique non-profit organization that provides free environmental education opportunities for children in the Cincinnati community. We will be planting 1,000 Northern Red Oak seedlings on the Greenacres property in Indian Hill. All that's needed are some sturdy shoes and maybe some gloves. We will have plenty of shovels and seedling bags. Please come and help us plant a forest and meet some new friends. Even a couple hours will be appreciated. Food and drinks will be provided. Questions? Call (253) 650-7816.
Woodland Mound Park April 2, 2011 9 AM til ?
This year, we will be planting trees at this beautiful Hamilton County park overlooking the Ohio River valley. We will be replacing trees that have been damaged by the Ash Borers. Come and help replant an old forest. This a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends, new and old. Stay to enjoy other activities in the park.
Directions: The address is 8250 Old Kellogg Rd. From I-275, go west on Rt. 125 (Beechmont Ave.), left on Nordyke Road to park entrance on the right. Also accessible via U.S. 52 left on Eight Mile Road, right on Old Kellogg to park entrance on left. Look for the OVFF banner and other signs directing you to the planting site.
We'll be planting small bare rooted seedlings - no heaavy lifting required! If you've never seen the quick method foresters use to plant seedlings, you'll be impressed. Boots and gloves are recommended, tools will be available. Lunch and drinks will be provided.
Mark your calender! Don't worry if you can't come early or spend more that an hour or so; We always work tag-team style with friends coming and going throughout the day.
Questions? call Tom Boeing (513) 582-4100 or visit the OVFF on Facebook
Once again the Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship in co-operation with the Civic Garden Center, is sponsoring the
Arbor Day Free Tree Giveaway!!!The Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship is donating 3,000 Hickory seedlings to be distributed at Cincinnati Public Libraries on Arbor Day. We need your help to prepare the seedlings for distribution! The work is fun and will go quickly with enough volunteers! Every volunteer will receive a free seedling! Snacks and beverages will be provided.
When: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 7-9pm
Wear comfortable clothing. It's ok if you have to arrive late or leave early.