Looking to adopt 1-3 trees? Do you live in a neighborhood that will host a future Louisville Grows tree planting? Will you pledge to love, water, and care for this tree for its lifespan? Signup forms for “treecipients” are coming soon, so stay tuned for more updates!

If you’re a resident who lives in a neighborhood designated as a future planting site, are interested in having 1-3 trees planted in your yard for FREE, and can commit to care for the tree for its lifespan, then sign up to become a “treecipient”! (A resident is defined as either a homeowner or renter with homeowner’s permission.) The tree is completely free, and you can assist volunteers with planting the tree if you’d like! We invite all past and future “treecipients” to participate in the door-to-door neighborhood canvassing, Citizen Forester trainings, and tree planting events.

Check back in late Summer/early Fall to see if your neighborhood is the next tree planting location!

The most important thing to remember during the hot summer months is to WATER YOUR TREE for three years after it’s planted! You should water once a week during the first year, twice a month during the second year, and once a month during the third year. Louisville Grows provides watering bags (slow-releasing bags that hold ~20 gallons of water) and mulch when the tree is planted.

Previous plantings occurred with the California, Beechmont, Russell, Shelby Park, Germantown, Smoketown, Shawnee, Portland, and Schnitzelburg neighborhoods. If you have questions or want to organize a tree planting with your neighbors, contact Jacquelyn Eklund, trees@louisvillegrows.org, 606-356-3031

Want to get more involved with the tree plantings? Sign up to get trained as a Citizen Forester or volunteer to help during the tree plantings!