The Cincinnati Park Board is giving away free trees as part of their Fall Tree Releaf 2013 program.
The board is offering a variety of different trees including Allegheny Serviceberry, Galaxy Magnolia, ‘Fall Fiesta’ Sugar Maple and more. You can look through pictures and details on all the choices at http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/images/aboutus/urban_forestry/tree%20selection.pdf.
The board says to qualify for a free tree, you must meet the following requirements:
1. Property must be within Cincinnati city limits.
2. Trees must be planted within 30 feet of the right-of-way or visible from the street. Planting between the street and sidewalk and in backyards is not acceptable.
3. Plant the right tree in the right place. Please consider the mature size of the tree. Be aware of any obstructions from wires, utilities, or other structures.
The board says a high priority is given to planting trees on private property along streets the Park Board cannot plant due to narrow right-of-ways.
Recipients of the trees are responsible for pickup and planting. The board says forestry staff will inspect each planting location before approving tree requests, and will inspect locations after planting to ensure guidelines are followed.
Applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis and are not guaranteed. If you are awarded one of the trees, you will be notified by Oct. 8.
Apply for the free tree by filling out the form below or at http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/images/aboutus/urban_forestry/request%20form%202013.pdf, and mailing it to the listed address.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Violence erupted Friday night outside a nightclub on Reading Road.
A woman was shot in her knee while sitting outside on her Avondale balcony Friday night.
Police identified the man who died after he was shot in the chest late Friday afternoon in Over-the-Rhine. A suspect was arraigned in court…
Greenpeace protesters 'work like SWAT teams,' said a former co-founder of the global environmental group.
While families enter the zoo to visit the lions and tigers and bears (Oh my!), what you don't know is that the institute is on an mission…
A West Price Hill family of seven is out of a home after flames tore through their residence early Thursday.
A former professional basketball player who bilked the city out of $184,000 in 2002 is going back to prison after nine years on the run.
A car slammed into the side of a Metro bus in the West End Wednesday afternoon.
A man was indicted Wednesday on charges that he robbed seven banks in central and southwestern Ohio between Dec. 28, 2013 and Feb. 4, 2014.
Renovations at the Cincinnati riverfront will get a boost thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.