Please join us for our fourth annual Tree Week October 9-16, 2021 as we celebrate
the trees and greenspaces around us with our friends, neighbors, and communities.
Tree Week 2021 events include tree plantings, tree walks, tours, hikes, and educational
programs. Please follow public health guidelines in effect in your community. Tree
Week is sponsored by the Urban Forest Initiative, a collaborative group of University
of Kentucky and community stakeholders in Lexington, Hazard, Berea, Paducah, and Georgetown.
If you would like to get even more involved Tree Week check out the University of
Kentucky Urban Forest Initiative Events Page.
Trees take up stormwater, provide shade so it costs less to cool our homes, and improve
air quality and property values. Learn how to find out what YOUR favorite tree is
worth! During this workshop, David will show you how to measure a tree and enter the
information into a database for the Adopt a Tree County contest! Participants will
receive a free tree guide.
Adopt your favorite KY tree during Tree Week 2021. Tree adoptions will show up in
the KY Adopt a Tree County Map, and the KY county with the most tree adoptions at
the conclusion of Tree Week will be recognized for its care and stewardship of KY
trees! What are you waiting for...grab your tape measure and go get your favorite
Wooley Adelgids are attacking our hemlocks! These tiny, white, invasive insects are
sucking the sap out of our beautiful hemlocks and killing them! In this hands-on workshop,
learn to identify Hemlock Wooly Adelgids and how to treat trees with chemicals and
Emerald Ash Borers are tiny little bright green beetles that are attacking ash trees,
one of the most valuable and abundant North American woodland trees. Learn to recognize
the signs of infestation and treat ash trees in this hands-on workshop.
Learn to use online tools to assess the value of trees on campus. We’ll also enter
trees on the KY Adopt a Tree County Map, and the KY county with the most tree adoptions
at the conclusion of Tree Week will be recognized for its care and stewardship of
KY trees! Lunch provided for participants. Please email Jenny at Jenny.Williams@kctcs.edu to reserve a lunch.
Join Dr. Paul Czarapata and Dr. Jennifer Lindon for our Signature Tree Planting. Five
communities are participating in Tree Week, and in each community, a Signature Tree
will be planted.
Would you like to create a beautiful pollinator garden to attract butterflies and
other beneficial insects? In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn what plants to choose,
when and how to plant them, and how to care for them. Participants will receive a
Explore the Perry County Park Trails and learn to use a dichotomous guide to identify
trees! Hikers of all abilities are welcome to join. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes!