Reforest the Bluegrass

Reforest the Bluegrass is Lexington's annual tree planting event. If you missed our tree planting at Belleau Woods Park on April 9, you can pick up tree seedlings to plant at home on April 16. Find out details below! 

Reforest at Home – April 16

Reforest at Home is on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at four city parks:

 

Preregistration for specific trees has ended, but seedlings are available on a first-come, first-served basis at each park. Available tree species include: Washington Hawthorn, Sycamore, Eastern Redbud, Buttonbush, Northern Red Oak, White Oak, American Hornbeam, Shumard Oak, River Birch and Persimmon. 

Check out the resources below to help you choose the trees that will work best for your yard. Tree seedlings are free with a limit of three per household. Fayette County residents only

Get help selecting your tree

Tell us where you planted your tree 

View the community tree map

Reforest the Bluegrass – April 9

A big "great job!" to everyone who braved the many types of Kentucky weather and planted with us. We had about 240 volunteers plant 4,500 tree seedlings at Belleau Woods Park this year. To all the volunteers, exhibitors and staff who helped make this event a success - thank you!  

 

2022 Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSOR 

  • Quantrell Subaru 

GOLDEN OAK SPONSORS 

  • Green Forests Work 
  • Kentucky Utilities

SILVER MAPLE SPONSOR

  • John's Run/Walk (Reforest at Home) 
  • Kentucky American Water
  • Lexmark
  • Sekisui

BRONZE PINE SPONSORS 

  • Big Bang Customs
  • Lexington Tree Board
  • Wild Birds Unlimited

PARTNERS

  • Kentucky Division of Forestry
  • Donut Days Bakery
  • Good Foods Market & Cafe 

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.

 

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