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. 

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

GOLDEN OAK SPONSORS 
Kentucky American Water
Kentucky Utilities
Lexmark
Sekisui

SILVER MAPLE SPONSORS 
John’s Run/Walk Shop
Big Beaver Tree Service

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

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