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Read up on the latest tree news, events and TreesLouisville updates.

Listen to TreesLouisville talk trees on WFPL’s ‘In Conversation’

During Tree Week 2022, TreesLouisville had the pleasure of chatting with In Conversation’s host Rick Howlett, along with additional guests from Louisville Metro Urban Forestry and Limbwalker Tree Service, about the importance of trees in our urban environment. Listen to ... Continue reading →

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Countdown to Tree Week 2022!

It’s nearly here – Tree Week 2022 begins on Saturday, October 8th! Join TreesLouisville and partners from all over the Louisville region to celebrate trees and the many ways they benefit our lives. Find free and low-cost activities for all ... Continue reading →

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Announcing Louisville’s First Annual Tree Week!

Building on the success of Louisville’s inaugural Tree Fest in April 2022, Tree Week is an effort to engage our community in celebrating and raising awareness of the value of our community forest. From October 8th-16th, join TreesLouisville and partners ... Continue reading →

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Reforesting JCPS Schools: 2015-2022 Projects

Our strong partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools began in 2015, shortly after TreesLouisville was founded, and it has been nothing short of a success! Over the past seven years, we have reforested over 80 of JCPS’s 160 campuses and ... Continue reading →

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Sign Up Today! Spring Tree Giveaway for Rubbertown-Area Residents

As part of TreesLouisville’s 10,000-Tree Initiative for Rubbertown, we are offering 125 free 1-gallon container trees, along with free home delivery, to residents in ZIP codes within and surrounding the Rubbertown area! Residents of the following ZIP codes are eligible ... Continue reading →

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Louisville releases new Urban Tree Canopy assessment

The initial Louisville Metro Urban Tree Canopy Assessment that was released in 2015 predicted a steep decline in Louisville Metro’s overall tree canopy. That study documented a loss of the equivalent of 820 acres of tree canopy annually over the ... Continue reading →

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Read the first edition of the Louisville Green Report

TreesLouisville recently published a report showcasing the hard work of many of the organizations around Louisville whose missions support a healthier, happier, and more sustainable Louisville! In these pages, you’ll see how different groups are “greening” Louisville through their unique programs and ... Continue reading →

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Our FINAL Pappy van Winkle Raffle!

Enter to win a rare bottle of 15-year aged Pappy Van Winkle bourbon! In addition to being difficult to find, this bottle has signed by Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery president Julian Van Winkle III! Only 200 tickets will be ... Continue reading →

Pappy Van Winkle Raffle – Round Two!

Purchase A Raffle Ticket! Enter to win a bundle of two rare bottles of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon! This bundle contains one 10-year and one 12-year bottle, both signed by Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery president Julian Van Winkle III! ... Continue reading →

Enter to win two bottles of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon and support TreesLouisville!

Purchase A Raffle Ticket Looking to add to your bourbon collection or provide the perfect gift to a dear friend? One lucky bourbon enthusiast will take home TWO Pappy Van Winkle bottles, one 10 year and one 12 year, by ... Continue reading →

WFPL: Louisville Group Works To Replenish Urban Tree Canopy

Our recent work planting trees downtown in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 has been featured by WFPL! Read the full article here. ... Continue reading →

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TreesLouisville featured in The Atlantic – October 2020

TreesLouisville was recently featured in The Atlantic! The article explores the current challenges that urban trees face in a changing climate and some of the methods that arborists around the country are utilizing to meet those challenges, like selecting tree species for specific traits ... Continue reading →

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TreesLouisville featured in The Guardian!

Our Executive Director, Cindi Sullivan, was recently interviewed for an article by British publication The Guardian about some of the ways that TreesLouisville and other organizations are working to tackle rising temperatures and loss of canopy in our city. Read ... Continue reading →

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Mapping the Impact of Historical Disinvestment on Urban Tree Canopy

Redlining was the discriminatory practice of withholding home ownership loans from residents of “distressed” neighborhoods in the first few decades of the 20th century. This practice occurred in cities across the US, including in Louisville. “Quality grades” for these areas ... Continue reading →

Job Opportunity: Youth Arboriculture Summer Training Program

TreesLouisville is seeking multiple high school-age applicants for seven-week long summer Arboriculture/Plant Health Care/Data Collection Technician paid positions. Trainees will work with supervisors to learn tree identification and gain hands-on experience in tree best management practices, tree health evaluation and ... Continue reading →

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WAVE3: Volunteers restoring neglected cemetery in Chickasaw neighborhood

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville non-profit is fighting to preserve a piece of land that it says has been historically neglected. The Greenwood Cemetery in the Chickasaw neighborhood, where most of those buried are African-American, is lined with shifting ... Continue reading →

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Non-profit TreesLouisville giving away more than 800 trees

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A new program is helping replenish the city’s disappearing tree canopy and saving residents money. Through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, TreesLouisville is providing 870 free trees to Louisville residents. The trees will help ... Continue reading →

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WAVE3: TreesLouisville To Plant 140 Trees at Newburg Middle School

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – TreesLouisville is planting 140 trees at Newburg Middle School as part of our effort to improve the livability of Louisville through a robust tree canopy. The tree planting is part of an ongoing partnership with JCPS ... Continue reading →

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TreesLouisville Kicks Off Planting Season with Four Truckloads of Trees

Vegetable gardeners are closing up shop for winter but tree lovers are pulling out their shovels to kick off the planting season. TreesLouisville has a parking lot full of saplings that will help rebuild Louisville’s canopy.  The four truckloads of ... Continue reading →

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A Letter from Mayor Greg Fischer

Many people look at a nice tree — one that is just starting to bud for spring and which, in the fall, turns brilliant yellow before the leaves drop to the ground in confetti of color. I look at a ... Continue reading →

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