Reforest the Bluegrass at Home

Reforest at Home is HERE! Starting May 8, five species will be available each weekend for pickup at no cost from partner locations. Plant the trees at your home or in pre-approved locations at city parks. 

  • Wednesdays at 3 p.m. – Facebook Live events with kids' lessons on trees
  • Thursdays at 3 p.m. – Live, online Ask-an-Arborist events where you can learn about the tree species available and the kind of place to plant them
  • Friday through Sunday – Distribution points for tree seedlings throughout the community – with information on which tree is which and where they should go. Seedlings are free. Please note: locations are not staffed and seedlings are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Anytime – An online method for reporting what tree you planted and where it went; extra Reforest love if you share a picture of your tree in its new home

 

During the weekend of May 29 – 31, members of the high school class of 2020 and their families had the opportunity to plant trees to honor their accomplishments as part of the Legacy Forest.

Log your planted tree on our map

View the tree map
 

Pre-approved city park planting sites

Don't have a spot for a tree at home? No problem! The following locations have been approved for you to plant your Reforest at Home seedlings. Plant in the areas marked by green flags and orange spray paint. The grass will be taller here than in other areas of the park. Mulch will be available on site. 

The public planting sites are in tall grassy areas. You are encouraged to wear pants and close-toed shoes.

  • Belleau Woods Park (3770 Forest Green Drive)
  • Highlands Park (1991 Mark Avenue)
  • Liberty Trail Park (south of Starshoot Parkway)
  • Oakwood Park (1050 Briarwood Drive)
  • Pine Meadows Park (1631 Tazwell Drive)
  • Wellington Park (565 Wellington Way)

 

View a map

Proper planting and tree care information

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.

2020 Sponsors

GOLDEN OAK SPONSORS (up to $2,500 level):
Kentucky American Water
Kentucky Utilities
Lexmark
Paul Miller Ford/Fortune Collision
Sekisui

SILVER MAPLE SPONSORS (up to $1,000 level):
John’s Run/Walk Shop
Quantrell Subaru
Cohen Recycling Lexington
Big Beaver Tree Service

BRONZE PINE SPONSORS (up to $500 level):
Environmental Commission
Big Bang Custom T-shirts
WUKY

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