Community-Wide Planting Day

Check back for more information about the next Community-Wide Planting.

Community members can join in with Brightside as we plant in various locations throughout the Metro area and learn how to properly plant, care for, and maintain canopy trees. We also encourage everyone to plant in their own yard, neighborhood, at their school, church, or place of employment if they already have proper planting knowledge and skills!.  

Planting in this area can improve the overall aesthetic for businesses and residents, control storm water runoff, increase property value, reduce urban heat island effect, improve air quality, and lower energy costs.

Brightside’s recent plantings, as well as those of other Metro and nonprofits partners, has been focused in west Louisville, where an increase in tree canopy is needed.

Check out our recent planting projects!

2014: 80 trees near Chickasaw Park

2015: 150 trees on West Broadway

2016: 150 trees in Parkland

2017: 186 trees in Parkland, Park Hill and California 

2018: 115 trees on West Broadway

2019: 133 trees on Gilmore Ave

2020: 65 trees on West Virginia Ave

2021: 65 trees on Gallagher Street & Hale Avenue (Spring)

2021: 60 trees on Hale Ave & Osage Ave (Fall)

2022: 67 trees on Strawberry Lane (Spring)

2022: 100 trees on Garland Ave and Howard Street (Fall)

If you have a planting project in mind, tell us about it!

Planting Day Resources
Native Trees and Plants of Kentucky

Tree Planting Instructions

Retail Nursery and Garden Center Contact List
    *Brightside recommends to contact nurseries before arrival to insure that they are open for retail sales and they offer the plant that you are looking for. Some nurseries will order plants if they are not in stock.

Arbor Day Foundation



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