Urban Forest Initiative Tree Week 2019 Church Trees



For 20 years, St. Michael’s Church on Bellefonte Drive has maintained a native plant landscape on its grounds. Even though large sections of the property are, of necessity, used for parking, many planted areas abound with trees, shrubs and flowers. Two features in particular stand out on this institutional property. One is the large variety of woody species due the fact that the planting of monocultures has been systematically avoided for decades. The other is the imaginative use that has been made of spontaneously arising plants which, if desirable, have become part of an unusual and attractive urban landscape. Fence-row trees for example have been preserved and even nurtured. Our tour of the church grounds will discuss the ecological value and the landscape use of the church’s trees and large shrubs.


Date & Time

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 @ 12:30 - 2pm



Meet near the front entrance of St. Michael's Church  ( 2025 Bellefonte Dr, Lexington, KY 40503  )



Beate Popkin @ Beatepopkin@qx.net