Amy Steele is a tree enthusiast who brings her commitment to increasing biodiversity on private property to the forefront of her work. Amy became involved with Trees Lexington as a Pocket Nursery Parent in 2019 and completed Trees Lexington's inaugural Tree Stewards workshop in Spring 2021. She regards the University of Kentucky’s Summer Environmental Writing Program (SEWP, Robinson Forest, 2004), and a neighborhood stormwater grant project (Living Green In Meadowthorpe, 2011) as transformative and pivotal experiences in her understanding of the natural world and how it must be preserved and restored. Amy has lived in Lexington since 1994, and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in English (2005). She worked for local and independent small businesses in Lexington since 1995, with more than 15 years in management positions. Amy shares her passion for trees and using native plants in the home landscape with her family, friends, and neighbors, reforesting her own urban yard into a beautiful and healthy ecosystem.