Tree Week is back! October 9 - 16, 2021

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Please join us for our fourth annual Tree Week as we celebrate the trees and greenspaces around us with our friends, neighbors and communities.  Tree Week 2021 events include tree plantings, tree walks, tours and hikes, educational programs for youth and adults, art, yoga, and much more in communities throughout Kentucky. Please follow public health guidelines in effect in your community.

Scroll down to check out our entire calendar of events!

Now more than ever, it is imperative that we look to our tree canopy as a source of strength and relief in the face of a changing climate. Trees in our communities help to offset the negative effects of climate change. They reduce storm-water runoff, cool cities, filter air and water pollutants, store carbon dioxide, and help improve mental health and wellbeing. Tree Week 2021 is aimed at helping us join together to appreciate and support our trees so that they may continue to provide these important benefits for us. Learning to properly care for a tree, planting new trees, and even learning to name trees are all things that we can do to support the trees where we live. Celebrate trees and learn more about how you can support our urban forest during Tree Week 2021.


Tree Week across Kentucky!

Check out below for more information on each community hosting a Tree Week in 2021!

Berea

In 2020, the Berea College Forestry Outreach Center organized the first ever Berea Tree Week. Many of their self-guided events from Tree Week 2020 have become permanent fixtures on their trails. We are looking forward to seeing what events they have in 2021!

Berea Tree Week Events

Georgetown

The Georgetown community will be hosting their first Tree Week this year! We are thrilled to have two new communities during the 2021 year.

Hazard

Hazard Community and Technical College has been hosting Hazard Tree Week in the fall and the spring since 2018. They have been with us since the beginning and we can't wait to host Tree Week together again this year.

Hazard Tree Week Events

Paducah

The Paducah community will also be hosting their first Tree Week this year! Both teams are so excited to start this partnership.

Paducah Tree Week Events