Reforest the Bluegrass

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Reforest the Bluegrass on April 15! With the help of 550 volunteers, we planted 7,000 tree seedlings at Hisle Park. Reforest couldn't be a success without our dedicated volunteers, exhibitors and city staff who come out to the event every year. 

Reforest sites over the years 

Reforest at Home

Reforest at Home provides free tree seedlings for Fayette County residents to plant in their own yards. Thanks to everyone who picked up a tree on Earth Day! Please let us know where you planted your tree by submitting it to our tree map. 

This year, we gave away 1,400 tree seedlings to over 400 households. Thanks to everyone who took a tree home to plant! 

Resources for planting your tree: 

Get help selecting your tree 

Tell us where you planted your tree 

View the community tree map


2023 sponsors


Green Forests Work
MiddleGround Capital
Quantrell Subaru  


Kentucky Utilities


Big Bang Customs
Lexington Tree Board
Wild Birds Unlimited
Wild Ones 


Donut Days Bakery
Good Foods Market & Café
Hickman Creek Conservancy
Kentucky Division of Forestry
Neighbors United for South Elkhorn Creek

Our accomplishments

  • More than 195 acres of floodplains restored
  • More than 17,500 volunteers involved
  • More than 200,000 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.