Tree Week is back! October 8 - 16, 2022

Please join us for our fifth annual Tree Week as we celebrate the trees and greenspaces around us with our friends, neighbors and communities.  Tree Week 2022 events include tree plantings, tree walks, tours and hikes, educational programs for youth and adults, art, yoga, and much more in communities throughout Kentucky. Please follow public health guidelines in effect in your community.

Scroll down to check out our entire calendar of events!

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. Tree Week 2022 is aimed at helping us join together to appreciate and support our trees so that they may continue to provide these important benefits for us. 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 2022.


tree week 2022 artwork

 

Love this year's poster? Order a Tree Week t-shirt!

http://treeweek22.bigbangcustoms.com/

Ordering will end on October 18 via this link. Shirts will be ready for pickup at Big Bang Customs in Lexington, KY shortly after the link ends. Big Bang Customs will email when your order is ready.

 

Tree Week across Kentucky!

Tree Week continues to spread across Kentucky each year. In 2021, Berea, Georgetown, Hazard, Paducah, and Somerset all joined Lexington in celebrating trees in our Commonwealth. In 2022, we are looking forward to having more communities join us! 

Interested in hosting a Tree Week in your community? Contact Allison Eades @ allison.eades@uky.edu to learn more.

 

Check out the list of communities hosting a Tree Week outside of Lexington below. Links will be added to each community's schedule of events as they become available.

Ashland

Berea

     Homepage & Facebook Event

Bowling Green

Elizabethtown

Georgetown

     Homepage

Frankfort

Hazard 

     Homepage

Hopkinsville

     Homepage

Louisville

     Homepage & Facebook Event

Owensboro

     Homepage

Paducah

     Homepage

Somerset

     Homepage

Versailles