The non-profit Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council (NKUCFC) has launched Kentucky Roots, a campaign that offers tree care tips and tactics that can easily be implemented with minimal effort for maximum impact.

CEL is proud to utilize more than 15 years of experience helping cities, states and the US Forest Service educate the public on the value and care of trees by creating and implementing the Kentucky Roots campaign. The goal is to compel Kentuckians in Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties to recognize the importance of trees, learn basic tree care and keep our urban and community forests healthy and beautiful.

Duke Energy of Ohio & Kentucky is showing their Kentucky pride by providing added support with a lead sponsorship, enabling the council to expand the campaign on multiple levels for a longer time, into the fall of 2015.

On July 12, NKUCFC showed their Kentucky Roots by greeting and educating a few thousand people at King’s Florence Speedway in Walton, Ky. Their educational display included pop-up banners, educational message cards, can koozies, temporary tattoos and t-shirts, designed by CEL.

Residents of Northern Kentucky are encouraged to watch for tree care education within their communities on buses, on the radio, inside SD1 headquarters, 32 Bank of Kentucky locations, Boone County Arboretum, The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, King’s Florence Speedway, and online at kyroots.org.