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. Reforest at Home will be April 16, with pick up locations at Jacobson, Masterson, Shillito and Veterans Parks. 

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.

 

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

GOLDEN OAK SPONSORS 
Kentucky American Water
Kentucky Utilities
Lexmark
Sekisui

SILVER MAPLE SPONSORS 
John’s Run/Walk Shop
Big Beaver Tree Service

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

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