Go See Trees

Meet some of the amazing trees in Lexington-Fayette County! Central Kentucky has a wide diversity of tree species, many of which are featured in the Go See Trees program. Take a “tree-cation” and go see them all. Or, visit just a few – maybe ones 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 (now called the Community Environmental Academy).

Go See Trees fall challenge

Go See Trees highlights the importance of planting the right tree in the right place. Different species of trees do well in different environments. Planted in the right place, a tree can thrive. Soil moisture, utility lines, pollution levels and space constraints all contribute to whether a tree will do well in a particular location.  
In 2023, we chose 12 trees to highlight from past Reforest the Bluegrass sites! Though the challenge has now ended, you can still learn about and view the highlighted trees using the map below!

Take the tree tour

Tree tour map

Bonus activities

  • Read about each tree in the pop-up windows on the map
  • Explore each of the parks and Reforest sites after you visit the tree; walk the trails or play on the playgrounds!

Tree mulch