Louisville Urban Forestry announces tree-mendous lineup of events this planting season

October 04, 2023

Tree planting season begins in October, and Louisville Urban Forestry has several opportunities for the community to get involved with efforts to plant new trees and maintain ones already planted. No experience is needed for Urban Forestry events, and all tools are provided.

“We plan to put thousands of trees in the ground between October and April. It really is a special time for Urban Forestry because not only do we get to watch Louisville’s tree canopy grow exponentially, but we also get to watch the community come together and bond over making the city more sustainable,” Mesude Ozyureklogu Ph.D., Assistant Director, Operations and Forestry said.

All the tree-related fun starts during Louisville’s Tree Week. On Tuesday October 10, Louisville Urban Forestry will host “Prun-A-Vul,” where volunteers will prune trees in the California Neighborhood. The public can also attend “Pruning and Pints” on three different dates from Dec.-Feb. to prune trees in other areas and enjoy a drink from a local brewery after.

The big highlight of this year’s tree planting season is that Louisville Urban Forestry will host five large-scale community plantings. These plantings bring businesses, organizations and individuals together as volunteers to plant hundreds of trees at once in a particular area. This includes one community wide planting day in partnership with TreesLouisville, two neighborhood tree plantings, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Planting and TreeFest.

Throughout Tree Planting season, Louisville Urban Forestry will also be hosting Community Forester Trainings, which offer in-depth information on the best practices for planting trees. This also gives the public an opportunity to become a Community Forester and lead tree plantings. To sign up for one of the following events, click here.

• October 10, 2023 | Prun-A-Vul | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Meet at Victory Park
• November 11, 2023 | Community Wide Planting Day with TreesLouisville | 12-3 p.m. | 1617 Maple St.
• November 18, 2023 | Community Forester Training | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | 9300 Whipps Mill Road
• December 2, 2023 | Neighborhood Tree Planting | 12 - 3 p.m. | 1107 S. 17th Street
• December 13, 2023 | Pruning and Pints | 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Noble Funk Brewery
• January 15, 2023 | MLK Day Tree Planting | 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Victory Park
• February 7, 2023 | Pruning and Pints | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Granville Pub
• February 21, 2023 | Pruning and Pints | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Old Louisville Tavern
• March 2, 2025 | Community Forester Training | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 9300 Whipps Mill Road
• March 16, 2024 | TreeFest | 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Petersburg Park

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