Trees Returning to the Bluegrass

Trees Returning to the Bluegrass

trees returning to bluegrass

Trees Returning to the Bluegrass

Hisle Farm Park 3551 Briar Hill Road Lexington, KY 40516

Last Revised: Sep 11th, 2023

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Event Description

The Inner Bluegrass has been farmed for over 200 years. When European settlers arrived and staked out their homesteads, they cut down oaks, hickories, sugar maples and much else to plant their farms and gardens. And they did this with determination.
Now, some of that land is returning to "nature", for example at Hisle Park. Trees are reestablishing themselves in areas that are not managed to keep fields open. But what we see is not the Nature of 200 years ago. How does the land respond to the huge disturbance that was inflicted upon it? Is this a place where the Bluegrass can heal itself?

Come and join us for a leisurely walk at Hisle to see the trees that are growing there now. For more information, visit

The park address is 3551 Briar Hill Road, Lexington. When coming from Lexington, use the first entrance into the park. Drive through the gate and follow the driveway to the parking lot in front of the barn. This is where we will meet.

This event is kid-friendly. 

Contact Information

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