Branching Out is the city’s effort to plant at twenty different sites throughout Lexington to recognize the 20 years of Reforest the Bluegrass.
Beginning in 1999, Reforest the Bluegrass is a large-scale service event that happens each year and to date has planted 142,000 native tree seedlings.
The final date of this program is Saturday, November 2 from 1 pm until 8 pm. The times and places are as followsn:
- Round 1 Tree Plantings – 1 pm
- 2048 Deauville Dr.
- 1816 Versailles Rd.
- Round 2 Tree Plantings – 3 pm
- 621 Parkside Dr.
- Wolf Run Park (1616 Maywick View Ln.)
- Round 3 Tree Plantings – 5 pm
- Coolavin Park (550 West Sixth St.)
- Wrap-up Celebration at West Sixth Brewing
- 501 West Sixth St.
- Drinks and Food provided
BACKGROUND ON REFOREST THE BLUEGRASS
- More than 190 acres of floodplains restored
- More than 16,500 volunteers involved
- More than 142,000 tree seedlings planted
- Around 65 percent first-year survival rates
- Fewer than $175,000 of local government funds spent
- More than $130,000 private funds raised
- If plantings had been contracted out, they would have cost $1.2 million
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