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GROWING A FLOURISHING TREE CANOPY FOR ALL OF LEXINGTON

Trees Lexington plants trees and inspires people to grow a more vibrant community.

Trees Lexington is a non-profit that empowers community members to dig in to the fun and fulfilling work of expanding and maintaining our local tree canopy. Through community tree plantings, tree giveaways, and educational workshops on proper tree care, Trees Lexington increases canopy cover, improves the health of our citizens, and preserves the character of our city.​

Trees Lexington advocates for a healthy and equitable tree canopy. With two highly regarded arborists on our board, we are a trusted voice on Lexington tree matters. We work to reduce the tree gap so all residents have access to the benefits that trees provide. Our goal is to protect and expand Lexington's urban forest, focusing primarily on private property, which makes up 73% of plantable space in Lexington, Kentucky. Our work supports a citywide endeavor to increase our tree canopy from 25% to 30% in the next 10-15 years.

Trees play a pivotal role in addressing climate change, air pollution, water quality, and are essential to human health and well-being. We partner with neighborhoods, businesses, schools, places of worship, and local government to plant the right trees in the right places and maintain existing canopy, ensuring a healthy, long-lived urban forest.

Working together, we enhance the beauty of our community and nurture civic pride, connectivity with our neighbors, and stewardship of our environment. The tree canopy we cultivate today will enrich the legacy of the Lexington we leave to future generations.

Upcoming Events

  • Late Winter Tree Walk through Gratz Park Neighborhood
    Late Winter Tree Walk through Gratz Park Neighborhood
    Sun, Feb 25
    Lexington
    Feb 25, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Lexington, Gratz Park, Lexington, KY 40507, USA
    Get out to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather of late winter in Kentucky and join Trees Lexington Board Member, Tyson Gregory, as we take a stroll around the Gratz Park neighborhood. Walk will begin promptly at 2pm.
  • Tree People Meet Up
    Tree People Meet Up
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Feb 27
    Lexington
    Feb 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Lexington, 501 W 6th St, Lexington, KY 40508, USA
    Join us for a laid back, good time talking about trees! February's social hour will be at West 6th Brewing. Look for people wearing Trees Lexington hats, shirts, or near one of our signs!
  • Spring Tree Giveaway
    Spring Tree Giveaway
    Sat, Mar 16
    Lexington
    Mar 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lexington, 101 W Loudon Ave, Lexington, KY 40508, USA
    Adopt your newest tree from Trees Lexington at our 2024 Spring Tree Giveaway! We'll be at Greyline Station on 3/16/24 from 9am-12pm. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow our socials through the form and links at the bottom of the page for updates!
  • Tree Planting with Trees Lexington
    Tree Planting with Trees Lexington
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 30
    Location is TBD
    Mar 30, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • Mulch Madness
    Mulch Madness
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    It's March, and for Trees Lexington that means one thing - WE MULCH!
  • Earth Day with Trees Lexington
    Earth Day with Trees Lexington
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Details coming soon!

Trees Lexington's Work Around Town

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“He who plants a tree, plants a hope.” 

-Lucy Larcom

Help us plant more trees, and more hope! Every dollar donated contributes directly to our local tree planting, education, and preservation initiatives.

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