University of Kentucky College of Agriculture


Arbor Day Logo


April 26 10a-2p


· More than 40 exhibitors
· Proclamation by the mayor
· Presentation of Tree City USA Award
· Tree planting ceremony with KU representatives, Lexington Dignitaries and Arboretum Staff
· Free admission to KU Day in the Kentucky Children’s Garden
· Many children’s activities including a puppet show



FREE! Thanks to our generous sponsors!!


Presenting Sponsor

KU Logo

Co -Sponsors

KY American Water Logo


LexMark Logo



Big Beaver Tree Service
Community Tree Care, Inc.

Dave Leonard, Tree Specialist

Keep Lexington Beautiful

LFUCG Environmental Commission

LFUCG Tree Board








Arbor Day Volunteer Training and Orientation
April 25, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Learn what you need to know to successfully volunteer for Arbor Day. We need help with parking, unloading/loading exhibitors, and many other jobs. Many hands make light work! Free



Exhibitor Information


Arbor Day Exhibitor Registration 2014




The Arboretum Calendar and Events
Pre-registration required for classes;

call 859-257-6955 or

Programs meet at the Visitor Center
unless otherwise noted.


Spring 2014 newsletter




Best Practices for Tree Planting and Establishment
Wednesday, April 9,  5 p.m.

Instructor: Dave Leonard, Arborist,
Dave Leonard Tree Specialists, Cost $5


Best Practices for Tree and Shrub Pruning
Wednesday, April 16, 5 p.m.

Instructor: Dave Leonard, Arborist,
Dave Leonard Tree Specialists, Cost $5


Integrated Pest Management and Tree Healthcare
Wednesday, April 23,  5 p.m.

Instructor: Heather Wilson, Tree Care Specialist,
Dave Leonard Tree Specialists,  Cost $5


Tree Identification
Wednesday,  April 30, 5 p.m.

Instructor: Douglas J. McLaren, Extension Forester,
UK Dep’t of Forestry,  Cost $5



‘Project Learning Tree’ Workshop for Educators
Tuesday, April 22, 4 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $30 (includes PLT Activity Guide and snack)
Join experienced staff from KSU and Cooperative Extension for a fun-filled four-hour workshop offered to formal and informal educators (teachers, youth/scout leaders, volunteers & students) who work with pre-K through 8th grade. Participants will receive a PLT Environmental Education Activity Guide, learn how to incorporate PLT activities into lessons and curricula, and meet other professionals interested in environmental education. Receive up to four hours of professional development. Contact Emma for registration forms:


Spring Plant Exchange
Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.
Plants are to be delivered beginning at 9 a.m. Exchange begins promptly at 10 a.m. Cost: $2/Friends Free


Adopt-A-Plot Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, May 10, 10:30 a.m.
Instructor: Jesse Dahl, Arboretum Horticulturist
Learn how the Adopt-A-Plot program works and volunteer to “adopt” and care for a defined area of the Garden. Free


*Funding for this FREE workshop is provided by Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works and is offered in collaboration with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.