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.
The City offers a Hazard Street Tree Cost-Share program for property owners who receive city services such as waste collection or street lights. The program, which is for owner-occupied residential properties, will reimburse up to 50% of the cost of removal of hazardous street trees, stump grinding and replacement of the street tree being removed. Participation is strictly voluntary and funding is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.