Reforest the Bluegrass at Home

The 2021 Reforest the Bluegrass will once again be a Reforest at Home event. Free tree seedlings* will be available for Fayette County residents Fridays through Sundays at partner locations around Lexington on the following dates:

  • April 9 – 11
  • April 16 – 18
  • April 23 – 25

*A limit of five trees per household, in total across all dates

Limited in-person planting opportunities will also be available on Saturday, April 10, Saturday April 17 and Saturday, April 24 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Groups must sign up for a 30 minute window at a designated location with members of their own household. Masks, social distancing and safety protocols will be in place. Sign up opportunities coming soon.

More details to be announced

Virtual Reforest 5K

Together with John’s Run/Walk Shop, Lexington’s Division of Environmental Services presents the second annual Virtual Reforest 5k! Race proceeds will help raise money to purchase trees for this year’s Reforest the Bluegrass event. With your help, we hope to plant hundreds of trees after the race, and thousands more during Reforest the Bluegrass.

Participants will be able to pick their own starting line, finish line, and course, and can run or walk at any time between March 20 and March 28. If participants would like to run the original course at Hisle Farm Park, we will have signage out on the course for certain days during the race window. More details on this as we get closer to race date!

All race participants will receive a t-shirt, sustainability swag from Live Green Lexington, a custom finisher medal, and tree to plant at home after their run or walk. Check out our handy guide for picking out the best tree for your space! Participants can also choose to have their tree planted on their behalf at a 2021 Reforest the Bluegrass event. 

Register for the Virtual Reforest 5K

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
Paul Miller Ford/Fortune Collision

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