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Collaborate with Trees Lexington

Learn more about current and ongoing projects, and connect with Trees Lexington to collaborate.


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

  • Tree People Meet Up
    Tree People Meet Up
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 25
    Jun 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Lexington, 417 E Maxwell St Unit B, Lexington, KY 40508, USA
    Join us for a laid back, good time talking about trees!
  • TLC for Community Trees - William Wells Brown Elementary School
    TLC for Community Trees - William Wells Brown Elementary School
    Sat, Jun 29
    William Wells Brown Elementary School
    Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    William Wells Brown Elementary School , 555 E. Fifth St, Lexington, KY 40508, USA
    We're returning to William Wells Brown to perform follow up care and maintenance for 39 trees planted by Trees Lexington volunteers last fall! This project was a pilot for what is now Lex Grow Trees, the tree canopy grant funding arm of Lexington Fayette Urban County Government.
  • Pollinator Week: Tree & Garden Walk at STEAM Academy
    Pollinator Week: Tree & Garden Walk at STEAM Academy
    Tue, Jul 02
    Jul 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Lexington, 1555 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511, USA
    Come see STEAM Academy's quarter-acre pollinator garden and the 37 trees planted by STEAM students and Trees Lexington earlier this spring!

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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