Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry is hosting free tree giveaways on three Saturdays: March 18, 25 and April 15. This is a continued effort to assist Louisville to reach the goal of 45% tree canopy cover by 2040.

  • March 18th from Noon – 2:00 p.m. at Beechland Baptist Church in the Pleasure Ridge Park area (4613 Greenwood Drive)
  • March 25th from Noon – 2:00 p.m. at Jefferson Community and Technical College, Downtown Campus (2nd and Broadway)
  • April 15th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at University of Louisville’s Ernst Hall (216 Eastern Parkway)

There are fifteen (15) native species of trees to choose from and recipients can take home up to three (3) trees each (while supplies last).  Each tree that is distributed comes with a species specific fact sheet, directions on how to plant the tree, and water instructions.  The knowledgeable staff of the Division of Community Forestry will be on hand to assist recipients with their tree selection.

Recipients need to provide proof that they are a resident of Louisville (Jefferson County), and agree to plant the tree on private property, and to care for it.  The trees that are going to be distributed are in three (3) gallon containers and are easily transported home in a compact car.