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Street trees
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.

pruned tree
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.

Properly trimmed tree

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STREET TREE ORDINANCE
Outlines property owners'  responsibilies.

 

STREET TREE CLEARANCE
Property owners are responsible for trimming trees over sidewalks and street.

 

PERMIT TO REMOVE OR REPLACE A STREET TREE 
Property owners must get a permit to remove or replace a street tree.

 

STREET TREE GUIDELINES/APPROVED TREES 
Understanding street tree requirements, permitting, maintenance and removal procedures.

 

TREE BENEFIT CALCULATOR 
Arbor Day Foundation offers estimate of the annual financial benefit of your tree.

 

HOW TO MULCH AROUND A TREE
Improperly mulching around a tree can harm it.

DID YOU GET A GREEN DOOR HANGER NOTICE?  

                                                                    

How to reach us

LEXCALL SERVICE DESK
Dial 3-1-1 or (859) 425-2255
MAKE A SERVICE REQUEST

    

TIM QUEARY
Urban Forester
(859) 258-3404

    

JOHN SAYLOR
Arborist Senior
(859) 258-3405

 

 

Last updated: 10/8/2013 9:58:17 AM