Office of the Dean
Office of the Dean

Tree Week 2019

Tree Week 2019

Year: 2020
Project Leader: Dr. Lynne Rieske-Kinney
Department/Program: Urban Forest Initiative
Funding: $500

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 eventsFayette County Public Schools - children, families, and staff for tree plantingsLexington Public Libraries - 16 tree events at seven different public librariesUK Arboretum - tree plantings and educational walksLexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) parks and natural areas - tree plantings and tree hikes.Lexington Cemetery - tree i.d. walksKentucky Arborists' Association - tree climbing competitionA 5K run, yoga under the trees, a bicycle tour of Lexington's trees, and more!

Contact Information

Dr. Nancy Cox, Ph.D.

S123 Ag. Science Center North Lexington, KY 40546-0091

+1 (859) 257-4772