Saturday February 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Boone County Extension, Enrichment Center 
1822 Patrick Dr.
Burlington, KY 41005

Driving Directions 

From I-71/I75 take Exit 181 RT18 / Burlington Pike.

Head West on RT 18 / Burlington Pike for about 3 miles. Take the Rt.237 / Camp Ernst Rd. Exit. (elevated Highway)

Head south on Rt. 237 / Camp Ernst Rd. for .2 miles.

Take the first left (Patrick Rd.)

Turn Left into the 3rd drive


Matt Stenger 
Taking Root 

4th Annual Great Tree Summit 

Join us for the 4th annual Great Tree Summit in Burlington Kentucky. There will be great discussion, a keynote presentation by Tom Smarr, with 21st Century Parks in Louisville, door prizes and light refreshments!

This year the summit will focus on community initiatives with a panel disscussion including community leaders and citizens who have created successful community events and/or initiatives. Those who are interested in creating a tree planting event in their community wont want to miss it! Other networking opportunities with Taking Root partners, tree board members, passionate leaders in the tri-state area, and fellow tree enthusiests abound.

Keynote Speaker: Tom Smarr

Tom is a seasoned professional with two decades of experience in horticulture, botanic gardens, conservation, and organic landscaping. He holds a master’s degree in urban horticulture from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.  He has worked for established institutions such as the University of Washington Botanic Gardens in Seattle, WA and New England Wild Flower Society’ botanical garden “Garden in the Woods” in Framingham, MA.  But Tom’s most notable work has been leading horticulture management at new urban designed parks starting with the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston, MA built on top of the infamous “Big Dig” and the High Line in New York City. He is now with 21st Century Parks in Louisville, KY working on design and management for gardens and natural areas. We are honored to have him come speak with us today!


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Keynote Speaker

Panel Discussion

Post Summit Options
-Join a discussion about how to start a tree planting initiative in your neighborhood

Panel Discussion

Panel members:

Sherry Caran - Covington Kentucky

Karen Brown - Madisonville

Terry Willenbrink - Mongomery

Panel discussion will focus on on community initiatives and sharing insights into how to build a successfull tree planting initiative in your community. Whether you are a resident interested in planting trees in your community, looking to hold an annual tree planting event or form a formal community tree board this discussion is for you.

Thank you to our supporters


We need volunteers to assist with the Summit. All helpers recieve free registration.


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