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 one time only.  Participating in this program gives you or your group the opportunity to join a community of treekeepers around the Bluegrass, who recognize the benefits and beauty that trees provide us.

 

Here's how to adopt a tree:

  1. You need a tape measure and camera
  2. Read Adopt-a-Tree instructions
  3. Complete Adopt-a-Tree webform

 

Joseph and pin oak

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Hannah and Chinese elm

The tree provides shade in the summer. This is especially nice when my mom and I are planting new flowers in the front pots and the garden bed behind the tree

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Millia and saucer magnolia

This tree has been a source of peace and comfort during a hectic day...

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Landon, Lexi, and black walnut

This tree brings a very unique atmosphere to the University of Kentucky's campus, and when the leaves are blooming in early spring, it is something that will brighten a students day.

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Hannah, Emma, Bailey and shumard oak

The tree gives a cool atmosphere in the spring when classes are becoming hectic with exams and last papers, it gives me an ease of mind when I get to sit under the big branches.

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Global Game Changers 1st & 2nd grade and eastern redbud

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Yinghao, Chi and purple beech

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Why?

  • 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!

 

Why Lexington?

The majority of the urban trees in Lexington are on private property. This includes all of the homes and businesses in our community. Promoting the beauty and benefits of our urban 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.

 

Resources

Tree Identification

  • Kentucky Trees - common trees native to Kentucky (UK Ag)
  • vTree - web/mobile application from Virginia Tech
  • Leafsnap - web/mobile application

 

Questions?

Please send an email to ukntrees@uky.edu

Keep up with new Adopt-a-Tree posts on our Facebook & Instagram!

     

@urbanforestlex


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