Street trees benefit our community in many ways. They define the character
of our neighborhoods and add to the value of our properties. Street trees,
generally located between the sidewalk and curb, provide aesthetic,
environmental and socioeconomic benefits that help improve our quality of life.
Lexington has more than 53,000 street trees varying in age, size and species.
Common tree species include varieties of maple, oak, ash, pear and sycamore.
In Lexington, street trees are the responsibility of the abutting property owner to maintain.
Examples of correct pruning of street trees
showing the lower branches removed in order
to provide a safe clearance for pedestrians and motor vehicles and visibility of road signage.