Home Our Mission: The Urban Forest Initiative (UFI) is a collaborative group of University of Kentucky and Lexington community stakeholders whose purpose is to promote and protect the urban tree canopy on the UK campus, in Lexington, and throughout the region. UFI is dedicated to maintaining the current tree canopy while promoting and planning for our future urban forests. We strive to raise awareness of the ecological, social, and economic benefits provided by urban trees. Apply for TreeCATs 2024! TreeCATs (Community Arborist Training) is a paid program for students and residents in Kentucky who would like to learn more about trees and how to support, maintain, and enhance the positive impacts that trees have across our communities. Click this link to apply! Due February 29th. See flyer: Upcoming events: Learn More About Our Work About UFI Learn about the beginning of the Urban Forest Initiative (UFI), the Working Group and meet the team below! About UFI Tree Week We are excited to celebrate the 6th annual Tree Week coming October 6th-15th, 2023! For more information and to see the schedule of events, click below. Tree Week Tree Inventorying How can tree inventorying engage your community in their tree canopy? Learn more about the benefits of inventorying and see previous inventories. Tree Inventorying Follow us on social media!