Urban Forestry offers free mulch to Louisville citizens

April 15, 2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 15, 2024) –The Urban Forestry Division of Louisville Parks and Recreation is hosting Mulch Mondays starting April 22 through the summer.

Louisville citizens or non-profit organizations can pick up natural, dye-free mulch at our Urban Forestry office located on 9200 Whipps Mill Road, Lyndon, KY 40242 on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. We ask that you bring your own containers to transport the mulch back home. These containers could include trailers, truck beds, buckets, or garbage bags. 

The mulch is created with dead or dying trees that our Urban Forestry Division removes from public property, including parks, parkways, and easements. 

“Mulch can provide so many benefits to your garden and tree berms,” said Mesude Ozyurekoglu Assistant Director of Urban Forestry of Louisville Parks and Recreation. “Naturally dye-fee mulch can help with insulation and provide essential nutrients to the soil while helping with water retention.”  




Louisville Parks and Recreation, a nationally accredited parks and recreation agency, manages more than 120 parks and six parkways on more than 13,000 acres of land and operates recreation programs for area residents of all ages and abilities through its 14 community centers. The department’s inventory also includes 10 golf courses; the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center and four outdoor pools; the David Armstrong Extreme Park; two historic homes; the historic Iroquois Amphitheater performance venue; and the nation’s largest municipally owned urban forest, Jefferson Memorial Forest. More details on the department’s people and programs can be found at bestparksever.com.

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