7th Annual Great Tree Summit

  • February 29, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Camp Friedlander 581 Ibold Road Loveland, OH 45140

Organization: Taking Root

Join us for the 2020 Great Tree Summit at Camp Friedlander near Loveland, Ohio. Learn about local tree and forest initiatives and opportunities that may inspire you and gather new insights for keeping more of the trees we have. There will be great discussion, a silent auction, exhibits, awards, networking and light refreshments!

Keynote Presentation: Preservation of Existing Trees by Dr. William M. Fountain, Ph.D. 

Dr. William (Bill) M. Fountain is an Extension Professor in the Department of Horticulture at The University of Kentucky.  Dr. William (Bill) M. Fountain is an Extension Professor in the Department of Horticulture at The University of Kentucky. 

Bill joined the faculty in the Department of Horticulture in July 1979 and is currently professor of Arboriculture with an Extension appointment. He's involved in

working with the Kentucky Chapter of ISA (a.k.a. Kentucky Arborists' Association) to provide educational programs on identification & selection, installation and maintenance, tree risk assessment and mitigation of problems and working with county Extension agents in training Master Gardeners, identification of plants, and identification of cultural and pest problems in their counties. He's served on ISA boards, traveled extensively overseas to provide training and to learn new practices, and been heavily involved in youth horticulture programming. 

Bill is a self-proclaimed tree-hugger and a soil worshiper who acknowledges that we are here on earth as guests of the plant kingdom. "Ahhhh, so many plants, so little time!"

PROGRAM: 9AM to 12:30PM


Updates, tree projects, volunteer opportunities, exhibits and other information 

by these and other organizations:


Taking Root

Dan Beard Council of Boy Scouts of America 

Duke Energy

Friends of Little Miami State Park

Little Duck Creek Task Force 

Madeira High School's Good Natured NPO

Make a Difference Day Team

Native Plant Month

Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship

Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District Tree Seedling Sale


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