Torrice Media began the production of an exciting new documentary film Take Root (working title), which examines the challenges facing our urban and community forests, specifically the threat of recent invasive pests such as the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorn Beetle. Producer Andrea Torrice and cinematographer Dave Morrison filmed one of the last surviving mature ash trees in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati is now ground zero for the EAB crisis. Experts warn the region could lose all of its native ash trees in the next five years. In Fall 2013, Andrea Torrice and crew conducted a series of interviews with experts and leaders working on the issues facing our community’s trees. Dave Gamstetter, the Natural Resource Manager for the Cincinnati Park Board, Brad Bonham, an arborist working with communities dealing with issues such as EAB, Caryl S.C. Fullman, President of the Cincinnati Urban Forestry Advisory Board, and Scott Beuerlein, horticulturalist with the Cincinnati Zoo and Chair of the Taking Root Campaign, shared their thoughts on strategies to save the Cincinnati region’s green canopy.Take Root is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and through generous support from the Stephen H. Wilder and the Craig Young Family Foundations.