Care for Trees

The first three years after planting are the most critical to a tree’s success. With occasional maintenance, you’ll set your tree up for a long and healthy life.

A new tree is an investment – protect it.

Louisville’s tree canopy provides its residents with almost $330M in benefits every year, and an additional $230M in carbon storage over the course of the lifetime of the trees.

  • Improve air quality
  • Absorb stormwater
  • Prevent erosion
  • Provide wildlife habitat
  • Moderate the Urban Heat Island effect
  • Provide energy savings
  • Reduce noise pollution

LEARN ABOUT PRUNING

Pruning a young tree will help it develop a good form and strong branching structure. Click here to learn how to correctly prune your tree.

LEARN ABOUT PRUNING

LEARN ABOUT MULCHING

A healthy blanket of mulch can provide nutrients, suppress weeds and protect from mechanical damage. Click here to check out our guide on proper mulching technique!

LEARN ABOUT MULCHING
Get help with your tree.

Does your tree need trimming, pest control, removal or other professional maintenance? Louisville has many licensed and bonded tree care companies with ISA Certified Arborists on staff.