Come plant trees with us! Volunteers of all ages are invited to the annual Reforest the Bluegrass tree planting event. We’ll have music, food and fun for the whole family.
See info below for Reforest the Bluegrass at HOME!
This year’s event is being held at Hisle Farm, 3551 Briar Hill Road on Saturday, April 15, 20203.
Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to plant seedlings. Volunteers should dress for the weather, including shoes or boots that can get muddy and wet.
Reforest the Bluegrass is a great opportunity for families, religious groups, scout troops, and social organizations to participate in a public service event. Participants will be trained how to properly plant seedlings. .
Planting trees in the community decreases the amount of storm water runoff, which reduces soil erosion and pollution in our waterways and may lessen the effects of flooding. Trees also provide habitats for the many birds in our beautiful state, with over 300 birds thriving in our humid subtropical climate.
- Volunteers will receive free lunch, tree-planting training and a t-shirt (first-come, first-served).
- Reforest is a rain-or-shine event, so remember to dress for the weather. Tree planting supplies will be provided.
- All volunteers must fill out a waiver on-site or bring a printed waiver with them.
- Volunteers who are under the age of 18 are required to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian to participate. If you are coming without your parent or guardian, please bring a signed waiver with you.
- Event waiver coming soon!
Reforest at Home
Reforest at Home provides free tree seedlings for Fayette County residents to plant in their own yards, with a limit of five per household. Limited quantities will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be large shade species and flowering ornamental species available with a limit of two flowering ornamental species per household.
Saturday, April 22 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Castlewood Park, 209 Castlewood Drive, the u-shaped driveway in front of the Loudoun House
- Jacobson Park, 4001 Athens Boonesboro Road, shelter #6
- Waverly Park, 4244 Southmoor Park, shelter adjacent to the parking lot
Reforest at Home reminders:
- Limit of five total trees per household and two small trees per household.
- Large shade species and flowering ornamental species will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Fayette County residents only.
- Please fill out this survey to help us determine the amount of trees each pickup site will have. Trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.