For the Love of Trees

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For the Love of Trees is a charity event including a virtual gallery tour of the Paint by Nature: Trees exhibit + A Potted Tree

About this Event

What and and when: On Friday, February 12 from 7 - 8 p.m., spend a date night at home taking in the art of the Paint by Nature: Trees! exhibit. Join local tree enthusiasts as they show off the 59 pieces of artwork depicting notable Lexington trees during the “For the Love of Trees” event.

How to participate: Tickets are $15 per household*. Proceeds benefit Hickman Creek Conservancy and Reforest the Bluegrass.

A limited number of tickets are available. Deadline to order is 5 p.m. Thursday, February 11. Ticket holders will receive an email with an event link and passcode on Friday morning.

To complete the date night experience, consider ordering takeout from a local restaurant. We want to give a little love to these food and beverage folks who helped us spread the word about the event:

What you get: In addition to the gallery tour, you will also receive a 2-3 year old potted tree seedling of the species of their choice (from the options provided on a first come, first served basis), which you can either plant on your own property or donate back to Reforest the Bluegrass. Donated trees will be planted at a city planting site.

Please note: The trees will not be available until mid-March. We’ll email you with pickup options when they arrive.

Tree type may be selected here: Please note, quantities are limited

Who it benefits: Hickman Creek Conservancy is focused on improving and protecting the Hickman Creek Watershed, which covers much of the southwest part of Fayette County and continues into Jessamine County. In addition to the natural connection between trees and water, Hickman Creek Conservancy was selected as the nonprofit benefactor of Paint by Nature: Trees thanks to the work of two of its founding board members.

Reforest the Bluegrass is Lexington’s annual tree-planting event, dating back to 1998. More than 17,500 volunteers have planted some 150,000 tree seedlings over the years, restoring 195 acres of floodplains.

Details for the 2021 Reforest the Bluegrass event will be announced during the “For the Love of Trees” event.

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