Welcome students, families, and teachers from PreK-12 schools across Fayette County. Please use this webpage as your homepage for all things PreK-12 in regards to Tree Week 2020.


Adopt-A-Tree @ Home

Join students from across Lexington by adopting your favorite neighborhood tree!

  1. Look out your window. Walk around your neighborhood. What tree stands out to you? Which tree would you call your favorite?
  2. After finding your favorite tree and identifying its species using any of the links on the right (bottom of the page if on mobile), Adopt Your Tree by clicking on THIS FORM.
  3. Help your school win Adopt-A-Tree Tree Markers for your school's campus trees by submitting your Adopted Tree on THIS FORM.

TEACHERS: Want to integrate this into your lesson? Students will earn an Adopt-A-Tree certificate when they submit their tree and can share their certificate with you.


Mindfulness Tree Walk

  • Tree walks facilitate both stress reduction and mindfulness. Literature in ecology and healthcare suggest that being in nature stimulates stronger holistic health.
  • Click HERE to start your Mindfulness Tree Walk anywhere in your neighborhood.


Tree Stories

More to come per partnership with KY Association for Environmental Education & Leopold Education Project & Raven Run Nature Sanctuary.


Plant a Legacy Tree (High School)

Plant your Legacy! Just 3 easy steps:

  1. Click HERE to reserve your free tree in your school's Legacy Forest.
  2. Plant your tree in your school's 2020 Tree Week Legacy Forest (see below).
  3. Map your Legacy Tree on the Community Tree Inventory and share a picture with your tree.

Please adhere to social distancing protocols when picking up and planting your legacy tree!

Legacy Forest School Planting Sites:

*Click HERE to view a map of the sites*

  • Bryan Station HS: Highlands Park: 1991 Mark Ave, 40511

  • Frederick Douglass HS: Liberty Trail: south of Starshoot Parkway

  • Henry Clay HS: Liberty Trail: south of Starshoot Parkway

  • Lafayette HS: Wellington Park: 565 Wellington Way, 40503

  • Opportunity Middle College: Wellington Park: 565 Wellington Way, 40503

  • Paul Lawrence Dunbar HS: Pine Meadows Park: 1631 Tazwell Dr, 40504

  • Sayre Upper School: Athletic Complex, 300 Canebrake Dr, 40509

  • STEAM Academy: Oakwood Park: 1050 Briarwood Dr, 40511

  • Tates Creek HS: Belleau Woods Park: 3770 Forest Green Dr, 40517

  • The Learning Center: Oakwood Park: 1050 Briarwood Dr, 40511


Planting with Your Principal (FCPS elementary & middle schools only)

Want to improve your campus tree canopy by Planting with Your Principal during Tree Week? Here's what you'll need:

  • Teacher and Principal approval
  • Submit THIS FORM to reserve your free tree and supplies from the City of Lexington Urban Forestry.
  • Submit and FCPS Project Proposal for approval from FCPS Grounds.


Tree ID Resources

Check out these mobile applications to help with your tree identification!

  • Plantsnap
  • Leafsnap
  • iNaturalist


Family-Friendly Tree Week Events