Reforest the Bluegrass

Help expand Lexington's urban forest and protect local waterways by planting native trees at Reforest the Bluegrass. Since 1999, more than 15,000 volunteers have restored 180 acres by planting 128,000 native tree seedlings.  Volunteers will receive free lunch, tree-planting training and a t-shirt (first come, first served).

The 2019 event will be held 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Road.

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Branching Out: A Celebration of 20 Years of Reforest the Bluegrass

Branching Out 5K run and planting event

Our accomplishments

  • More than 185 acres of floodplains restored
  • More than 15,500 volunteers involved
  • More than 136,000 tree seedlings planted
  • Around 65 percent first-year survival rates
  • Fewer than $150,000 of local government funds spent
  • More than $110,000 private funds raised
  • If plantings had been contracted out, they would have cost $1 million.

Sponsors

GOLDEN OAK SPONSORS ($2,500 level):
Fortune Collision / Kentucky Strong Barbeque
Kentucky American Water
Kentucky Utilities
Lexmark 
Sekisui

SILVER MAPLE SPONSORS ($1,000 level):
Baker Iron and Metal
Big Beaver Tree Service
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.

BRONZE PINE SPONSORS ($500 level):
Keep Lexington Beautiful
Lexington Emergency Planning Committee

OTHER SPONSORS:
Environmental Commission

IN-KIND SUPPORTERS:  
Donut Days
Good Foods Co-op
Kentucky Division of Forestry
Lexington Coffee and Tea
US Forest Service

PARTNERING CITY DIVISIONS:
Environmental Services
Parks & Recreation
Streets and Roads
Waste Management
Water Quality

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Events

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

  1. Art & Nature

    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

  1. Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019

  1. Town Branch Birthday Party

    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

  1. Paper Shred

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  2. Print with Nature

    10 a.m. – noon