Go See Trees

Make some time to meet some of the amazing trees in our Lexington community! Central Kentucky offers a wide diversity of tree species, many of which are featured in the Go See Trees program. The trees are located all throughout Fayette 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 Community Environmental Academy.

Go See Trees fall challenge

The 2023 Go See Trees fall challenge will take place from Sept. 30 through Nov. 5.

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 for a lifetime. Soil moisture, utility lines, pollution levels and space constraints are all some of the factors that contribute to whether a tree will do well in a particular location.  
This year's challenge takes you on a tour of past Reforest the Bluegrass sites while emphasizing the importance of planting the right tree in the right place.

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 after you visit the tree; walk the trails or play on the playgrounds!

Tree mulch