Adopt a Kentucky Tree

Adopt a Kentucky Tree

Adopt a Kentucky Tree

Adopting a tree is a neat way to acknowledge a tree that has somehow enhanced your quality of life, whether on a day-to-day basis or just once.  Participating in this program gives you or your group the opportunity to join a community of treekeepers around Kentucky, who recognize the benefits and beauty that trees provide us.


Ready to Adopt? Here's how...

1. You need a tape measure and camera
2. Read and completed the Adopt a Kentucky Tree webform

Why should I adopt a tree?

  • Simple and free
  • Learn to measure a tree
  • Fun group or team-building excercise
  • Calculate benefits of your favorite tree
  • Join in creating a “treekeeper” community in the Bluegrass, share your love of trees!

Person measuring tree trunk with measuring tape

Why urban and community trees? Urban and community trees are largely on private property. This includes all of the homes and businesses in a community. Promoting the beauty and benefits of our community trees is a group effort. The tree in your yard benefits us both. The trees in all of our yards make up the urban forest. A healthy urban forest is a real possibility, one that starts with awareness of its benefits by us, the community.

Find your county in the map below to see how many trees have been adopted where you live!

This map is best explored on larger displays.

Additional Resources

  • Tree Facts from The Arbor Day foundation - learn more about all the ways, expected and unexpected, that trees benefit our world
  • Vibrant Cities Lab - take a deeper dive into the benefits of urban trees and how we can take action to uplift those benefits
  • Trees Lexington! - a Lexington, KY non-profit with a mission is to create a vibrant tree canopy for all
  • Tree Planting and Care with the Arbor Day Foundation - comprehensive tree care tips to guide selection and maintenance for new trees

Contact Us

Email us with questions or suggestions regarding UFI's programs and resources.


Contact Information

125 T.P. Cooper Building Lexington, KY 40546-0073