Go See Trees

Go See Trees is a way to introduce Lexington residents to some of the amazing trees in our community. Central Kentucky has a wide diversity of tree species, many of which are featured in the Go See Trees program. The trees are located throughout the county. Take a “tree-cation” and go see them all. Or, visit just a few – maybe ones that are near your neighborhood or that represent types of trees you may want to plant at home.

Go See Trees was initially developed as a project of the 2018 – 2019 Citizens' Environmental Academy.

Go See Trees spring challenge

This spring, Go See Trees is highlighting the importance of "right tree, right place." Different species of trees do well in different types of environments. Planted in the right place, a tree can thrive for a lifetime. Soil moisture, utility lines, pollution levels and space constraints are some of the factors that contribute to whether a tree will do well in a particular location. We hope this challenge will inspire Fayette County residents to take these guidelines into consideration when planting their own trees. If you feel inspired by these trees, they are also part of the Paint by Nature program!

Take the tree tour

Tree tour map

Bonus activities

  • Read about each tree in the pop-up windows on the map
  • Explore the parks and walk the trails after you visit the tree