Metropolis of Covington providing Austinburg Tree Tour as a part of area’s Nice Out of doors Weekend

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Sometimes the best classroom is under a wide blue sky and a canopy of leaves, and the city of Covington offers an opportunity to get outside and learn about trees on this great outdoor weekend.

Volunteers planted street trees in Latonia in 2019. (Photo by the City of Covington)

On Saturday, City of Covington Forest Ranger Patrick Moore and Kenton County Horticultural Commissioner Brandon George will lead the Austinburg Tree Tour, a walking tour of the Austinburg neighborhood highlighting the many species found there, their benefits and the merits of growing a suitable tree “Street” will be explored and discussed “Tree” and their unique properties.

“This is a great opportunity to promote the importance of outdoor recreation to overall health while also connecting with our community to discuss the benefits trees offer us, the challenges trees face and how we can help trees to be successful in the future,” Moore said.

Attendees at Saturday’s free event will see about 30 different tree species, highlighting both native and invasive species to look for in the region.

“We will discuss the unique characteristics of each tree and the emerging issues our urban forest is facing, such as the looming threat of the invasive lanternfly,” Moore said.

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The tour is part of Green Umbrella’s 19th Annual Great Outdoor Weekend, which features hundreds of free outdoor events hosted by dozens of organizations across the tri-state area for children and adults of all ages. Green Umbrella is the regional sustainability alliance for the greater Cincinnati area.

The tour runs from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and begins at the Sixth District School. Registration and more information about the tour are available online.

Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes.

City of Covington