Reforest the Bluegrass

Reforest the Bluegrass is Lexington's annual tree planting event. In 2022, the traditional Reforest event will be held on April 9, location TBD.

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.


Reforest at Home is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, with pick up locations throughout Lexington. Fayette County residents can pre-order specific species to pick up at the site of their choice - while supplies last. Tree seedlings are free with households limited to three. Registration will open up in late March. Trees not claimed through pre-registration will be available at the distribution sites on a first come, first served basis.

Get help selecting the right tree(s)


Map depicting the locations of 20 years of Reforest the Bluegrass plantings. Text reads, "Coldstream park in 1999; Deep springs greenway in 2016; Hisle park in 2013, 2014 and 2017; Jacobson park in 2008; Kentucky horse park in 2015; Liberty park in 2011; Mary Todd park in 2006; Masterson Station park in 2000, 2001 and 2019; Shillito park in 2009; Spindletop in 2012; Town Branch greenway in 2007; Veterans park in 2003, 2004, 2010 and 2018; Wellington park in 2002 and 2005."

2021 Sponsors

Kentucky American Water
Kentucky Utilities

John’s Run/Walk Shop
Big Beaver Tree Service

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