Tree Week 2023

Tree Week 2023

Tree Week is back!

Join us October 6-15, 2023 for our 6th annual Tree Week, a week-long celebration of the trees and greenspaces around us! Through a series of nature and tree-themed events, Tree Week strives to foster a deeper appreciation and understanding for the important roles nature and trees have in improving our quality of life.

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.  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 2023!

Interested in hosting a Tree Week event?

Use the link below to register your event! 

Event Registration: https://arcg.is/140GuO0 

Tree Week Across Kentucky

In the past few years, Tree Week celebrations have branched out across the state. The link below is a list of additional communities that have celebrated Tree Week. Check back soon for promotional materials and event schedules for these communities in 2023!

Additional Communities

Interested in hosting a Tree Week in your community?

Contact Callie Dickman at callie.dickman@uky.edu to learn more.

Lexington Tree Week 2023 Events

Events are posted shortly after registration is complete. To register for an event, visit the link at the top of this page.

Find Tree Week events on the map below!

Click on a point to find more information on the event. 

printable schedule

Create your own Tree Week itinerary! Print the entire schedule or choose specific dates by clicking the link below. 

Tree Week 2023 Printable Schedule

 

Friday, Oct. 6

Past as Primer: Climate Clues in Forest History

- Remote

Conjure an Exhibition of Photographs Consecrating the Natural World

- Castlewood Park - Lexington Art League Galleries at the Historic Loudoun House

Tree Week Kick-Off and Signature Tree Planting!

- Castlewood Park

Week Long/Ongoing Events

Go See Trees 2023: Reforest the Bluegrass Through the Years

- Parks throughout Lexington

Let's Talk About Climate (Map!)

- Remote

The Living Arts & Science Center Discovery Exhibit "Living Connections"

- The Living Arts & Science Center

Tree Week - Environmental Board Games

- Lexington Public Library, Central Branch

BCTC's Tree-ative Exhibition

- BCTC Newtown Campus - Library Classroom Building Rm. 120

Toyota Biodiversity Trail Walk

- Toyota Kentucky Biodiversity Trail

Visit The Trees of Gardenside Park's Stream Buffer Along Wolf Run Creek

- Gardenside Park

A Cemetery History in Eight Trees

- African Cemetery No. 2

Campus TREE-mendous Benefits

- Fayette County Public Schools

Saturday, Oct. 7

32nd Celebration of Arbor Day at The Arboretum

- Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Hands-On Tree Identification!

- McConnell Springs

UKSP Nature Inspired Performance

- The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Explore the Rich Diversity of Trees Growing on UK Campus

- T. H. Morgan Biological Sciences Building

Trees of Belleau Wood Park

- Belleau Wood Park

Nuts About Trees!

- Hisle Farm Park

Birding for Beginners

- Directions and meeting location will be emailed to all registered participants

Volunteer Saturday at Raven Run

- Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Mathews Garden Tree Walk

- Mathews Garden

What Stories Can Trees Reveal Beneath That Bark?

- McConnell Springs

Urban Forestry Creative Design Workshop Exhibit

- Sisohpromatem Art Foundation, Inc.

Tree Sweater Installation by the Tree Sweater Gang!

- Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Let's Talk About Climate

- Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Trees Returning to the Bluegrass

- Hisle Farm Park

Sunday, Oct. 8

Propagating Native Woody Plants From Seeds

- Former Agriculture Motor Pool Building

Yoga Under the Trees at Ashland

- Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate

A Tree Walk Beginning Under the Tree Canopy at Hill N Dale Park

- Hill N Dale Park

Tree Week at Julietta Market

- Greyline Station

Downtown Tree Walk

- Triangle Park

McConnell Springs Plant Walk

- McConnell Springs Park

Appalachian Forest Folklore

- Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Tree Walk in Historic Fairway Neighborhood

- Richmond Rd/Fairwood Ln Island

Monday, Oct. 9

How Not to Kill a Tree

- Remote

Canopy Care and Tree Celebration on Campus

- Ingels Hall (UK Campus)

Identify Horse Safe & Pet Friendly Trees at Springhouse Gardens

- Springhouse Gardens

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Identifying Kentucky’s Trees

- Remote

Help Us Mulch Trees Planted 2 Years Ago

- GreenHouse 17

Trees As Art

- Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Climate Conversations on Campus!

- Lewis Hall (UK Campus) Courtyard

Best Evergreens for the Bluegrass

- Remote

The Dirt on Urban Soil (And How to Improve it to Grow Healthy Trees)

- Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Look Up, Look Down, Look All Around - Campus Tree Health Walk

- William T. Young Library (UK Campus)

Walk With a Doc

- The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Tiny Tot Naturalist - Trees!

- McConnell Springs

From the Woods Today- Special Tree Week Edition

- Remote

The Wild World of Tree Galls

- Remote

Yoga Under the Trees at BCTC Newtown Campus

- Bluegrass Community and Technical College - Newtown Campus

A Look at Pollinator Trees on a Walk Through Springhouse Gardens

- Springhouse Gardens

Become a Tree Inventory Investigator

- Bluegrass Community and Technical College - Newtown Campus

Choosing Trees That Your Whole Family Will Love

- Wellington Park

Family Fun and Learning Night: Fall Festival

- The Carnegie Center

Arboretum Walk Highlighting Native Trees Used on Our Streets and Yards

- Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Pine Meadows Park is for Peace

- Pine Meadows Park

Creating Pollinator Gardens

- Remote

Thursday, Oct. 12

Come to the Gathering Tree

- Bluegrass Community and Technical College - Newtown Campus

Managing Forests in the Face of Climate Change

- Remote

How to Water Landscape Trees Effectively

- Remote

Transylvania University's Scavenger Hunt and Leaf Printing Art!

- Transylvania University - Alumni Plaza

Tree Week Golden Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

- Directions and meeting location will be emailed to all registered participants

Forest Bugs and Brews

- Mirror Twin Brewing Co.

How to Plant Woody Plants

- Fayette County Extension Office

Friday, Oct. 13

Webinar: Invasive Trees

- Remote

Tree Rings at Ashland

- Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

A Tree Walk at BCTC

- Bluegrass Community and Technical College - Newtown Campus

Help Us Mulch Existing Trees

- GreenHouse 17

A Tour of Floracliff's Old Oak Trees

- Directions will be emailed to all registered participants

Resilient Plants in a Changing World: Exploring Bryophytes at the Arboretum

- Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Plein Air Landscape Painting!

- Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Forest Therapy @ Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve

- Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve

West Sixth Farm Hiking Club: Tree Week Edition!

- West Sixth Farm Brewery

Poetry Under The Trees

- McConnell Springs

Art by Nature

- Living Arts and Science Center

PARKS AND GREEN SPACES FOR ALL

- Lexington Friends Meetinghouse

Saturday, Oct. 14

Spooky Pre-Halloween Big Day Beginner's Bird Walk

- Lexington Cemetery

Introduction to Seedleaf Agroforestry Program (SAP) and Headwaters Farm

- Seedleaf's Headwater Farms

Trees Lexington Fall Tree Adoption Day

- Greyline Station

Pine Meadow Tree Week Event

- Pine Meadows Park

Junior Naturalist - Trees!

- McConnell Springs

Fungus Among Us? - The Fabulous World of Fungi

- McConnell Springs Education Center

Family Tree Story Time

- Lexington Public Library - Central Branch

Piano Music Inspired by Trees and Nature

- Faith Lutheran Church

Golden Hour Nature Journaling

- Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Stargazing with the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club

- Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Sunday, Oct. 15th

No Nails. No Power tools. Traditional Appalachian Green Woodworking Demo

- Broomwagon Bikes and Cafe

Fall Woodland Wreaths

- Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Tree Walk/Tree ID for Mentelle Park Neighborhood Association

- Mentelle Park

Beginner Birding at the Springs

- McConnell Springs

Post Tree Week 

Diagnosing Problems in Landscape Trees

- Fayette County Extension Office

Interested in last year?

Click below to visit the Tree Week 2022 page!

Contact Information

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

ufi@uky.edu