Reforest the Bluegrass

Reforest the Bluegrass is Lexington's annual tree planting event. In 2021, there were two ways to participate.

  • Reforest at Home was available for residents who would like to pick up a tree seedling from one of our partners to plant in their own yard. 
  • Reforest on-site plantings are available for a limited number of volunteers who would like to plant trees in parks and greenways around town. 

Reforest at Home

Through Reforest at Home event, free tree seedlings* were available for Fayette County residents from noon on Friday through Sunday (first come, first served) at partner locations around Lexington on the following dates:

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

*A limit of three trees per household, in total across all dates. Only take what you will plant and be considerate of others. 

Plant your tree

Tell us where you planted your tree

View the community tree map

Drop a pin on the community tree map for a chance to get a Reforest at Home t-shirt! Open to Fayette County residents only. Must map tree by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 15.

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.

2021 Sponsors

Kentucky American Water
Kentucky Utilities

John’s Run/Walk Shop
Big Beaver Tree Service

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