Project Leader: 
Dr. Lynne Rieske-Kinney
Urban Forest Initiative
Funding Received: 

Tree week is a celebration of Lexington’s trees and all the ways trees impact our lives. The week celebrates and synthesizes the roles trees play through creative, informative and fun-filled activities focusing on tree planting, tree care and tree benefits, trees in art and culture, and trees’ roles in our bodies, minds & spirits. The inaugural Tree Week (October 6-14, 2018) featured dozens of daily events and engaged hundreds of people, including:
UK students, faculty and staff for tree plantings and mulching events
Fayette County Public Schools - children, families, and staff for tree plantings
Lexington Public Libraries - 16 tree events at seven different public libraries
UK Arboretum - tree plantings and educational walks
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) parks and natural areas - tree plantings and tree hikes.
Lexington Cemetery - tree i.d. walks
Kentucky Arborists' Association - tree climbing competition
A 5K run, yoga under the trees, a bicycle tour of Lexington's trees, and more!