Reforest the Bluegrass at Home

The 2021 Reforest the Bluegrass will once again be a Reforest at Home event. Free tree seedlings* will be available for Fayette County residents from noon on Friday through Sunday at partner locations around Lexington on the following dates:

*A limit of three trees per household, in total across all dates. Please only take what you will plant and be considerate of others. 

  • April 9 – 11
  • April 16 – 18
  • April 23 – 25


Reforest at Home seedling pick-up locations:

  • Cabela's, 1510 Conservation Way
  • Good Foods Co-op, 455-D Southland Dr.
  • J & H Lanmark, 189 Moore Dr.
  • John's Run/Walk Shop – Ashland, 317 S. Ashland Ave.
  • John's Run/Walk Shop – Palomar, 3735 Palomar Centre Dr., Unit 140
  • L'Escalade Fitness, 916 N. Broadway
  • Wild Birds Unlimited, 152 N. Locust Hill Dr.

Map showing pick-up locations

Reforest the Bluegrass on-site plantings

Limited in-person planting opportunities will also be available from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 10, Saturday, April 17 and Saturday, April 24 on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups must sign up for a 30-minute window at a designated location with members of their own household. Masks, social distancing and safety protocols will be in place.

Pre-registration is required. Walk-ups cannot be accommodated.

Use the links below to pre-register.

April 10

Jacquelyn Lane

Lane Allen Road

Old Paris Road

April 17

Clays Mill Road

Jacquelyn Lane

Deauville Drive

April 24

Leestown Road

Deauville Drive

Southpoint Drive

Reforest at Home schedule

April 9 – 11 (Week 1)

Tree Suitable for under utility lines (15 - 20' average mature height) Prefers partial shade Requires large growing room Produces a nut or fruit
Flowering dogwood Yes Yes No No
Northern red oak No No Yes Yes
Redbud Yes No No No
Sugar maple No No Yes No
Yellow poplar No No Yes No

 

April 16 – 18 (Week 2)

Tree Suitable for under utility lines (15 - 20' average mature height) Prefers partial shade Requires large growing room Produces a nut or fruit
Bur oak No No Yes Yes
Persimmon No No Yes Yes
Redbud Yes No No No
River birch No No Yes No
Sycamore No No Yes Yes

 

April 23 – 25 (Week 3)

Tree Suitable for under utility lines (15 - 20' average mature height) Prefers partial shade Requires large growing room Produces a nut or fruit
Bald cypress No No Yes Yes
Button bush Yes Yes No No
Pawpaw Yes No No Yes
Shumard oak No No Yes Yes
Swamp white oak No No Yes Yes

Proper planting and tree care information

Our accomplishments

  • More than 195 acres of floodplains restored
  • More than 17,500 volunteers involved
  • More than 150,000 tree seedlings planted
  • Around 65% first-year survival rates
  • Fewer than $175,000 of local government funds spent
  • More than $130,000 private funds raised
  • If plantings had been contracted out, they would have cost $1.2 million.

2021 Sponsors

GOLDEN OAK SPONSORS 
Kentucky American Water
Kentucky Utilities
Lexmark
Sekisui

SILVER MAPLE SPONSORS 
John’s Run/Walk Shop
Big Beaver Tree Service

BRONZE PINE SPONSORS
Environmental Commission
Big Bang Customs
Quantrell Subaru
Paul Miller Ford/Fortune Collision

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