Challenge offers chance to learn about trees and win prizes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Citizens’ Environmental Academy says Lexington has a wide diversity of tree species so they have started a new Go See Trees initiative.

“This is a great time of year for people to get out and see Lexington’s unique trees, many of which are particular to the Bluegrass,” says City Arborist Heather Wilson. “This challenge highlights all kinds of tree, including heritage trees that have seen Lexington grow over the years.”

They say those who participate in the Go See Trees spring challenge are given a list of 30 trees located in Fayette County. Participants who visit at least 10 trees and turn in the necessary documentation will receive a glass magnet. Those who visit all 30 will be entered into a grand prize drawing worth $250.

“The goal of Go See Trees is to get people outside connecting with nature, to educate, and to excite the public about Lexington’s plethora of unique trees,” says Citizens’ Environmental Academy participant Sarah Miller.

The Go See Trees challenge runs March 16 through April 30.

Complete details and a map showing where the trees are located are at LexingtonKy.Gov/GoSeeTrees.

The Citizens’ Environmental Academy is a project of the city’s Division of Environmental Services. Applications for the 2019-2020 class are open through March 29. You can apply at LexingtonKy.Gov/CEA.

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