25 downtown trees find a new home in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Twenty five trees that were located along Vine Street now have new homes outside of the downtown business district. All are doing fine.

The trees were moved from Vine Street in advance of construction work beginning on the Town Branch Commons project.

The trees – 18 ginkos, 6 serviceberrys and a sweetgum – were dug up and transplanted over the past couple of months:

  • Into the median in front of the Picadome Golf Course
  • Into the median of Transylvania Park
  • At the Senior Center
  • Along Nicholasville Road across from the Zandale Shopping Center
  • Addison Park greenway off of Harry Sykes Way

The 25 transplanted trees aren’t the only effort to protect and expand the city’s urban forest.

Reforest the Bluegrass, the city’s annual tree planting event, will take place on Saturday, April 13, at Masterson Station Park. It’s likely that some 7,000 trees will be planted that day.

To learn more about Reforest the Bluegrass or to volunteer, go to LexingtonKy.gov/reforest.

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