TreesLouisville works to protect and expand Louisville’s urban forest through tree planting, public awareness, education and collaboration.
TreesLouisville is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the public awareness of the value of the community forest and Louisville’s tree canopy deficit and to plant trees in areas of greatest need.
Our vision is a more livable and healthy community for Louisville’s current and future generations through a robust tree canopy.
Louisville loses 54,000 trees a year due to storms, invasive pests, development and old age. Without mitigation, our city’s tree canopy cover could fall to as low as 21% in the next few decades. Through planting and preservation, our goal is to reach 45% canopy by 2050.
Trees improve air quality, absorb stormwater, prevent erosion, provide wildlife habitat, moderate temperatures, provide energy savings, and reduce noise levels.
Trees create stronger, more positive communities with safer streets, less crime, successful business districts, higher property values and lead to healthier citizens.
Louisville’s existing canopy provides its residents with almost $330 million in benefits annually. On top of the annual benefits, carbon stored over the lifetime of Louisville’s trees contributes an additional $230 million in benefits.
TreesLouisville is dedicated to planting trees and raising the public awareness of the importance of Louisville’s urban tree canopy. We partner with schools, businesses, places of worship, Louisville Metro and other nonprofits to maximize our collective impact. Learn more about past planting projects, get info on tree planting and maintenance and find out how you can get involved in Louisville’s tree planting efforts!
See how we’re greening neighborhoods across Louisville
Learn about Louisville’s declining tree canopy and what you can do to help
Find resources for tree planting and tree care
See who we work with to grow Louisville’s canopy