This master plan will increase Louisville’s tree canopy

A little green can go a long way.

three people planting a tree in a green area within the city

A group of friends plant trees with Louisville Grows.

Photo by LOUtoday

Did you know? In Louisville, 39% of the city shaded by tree cover.

Last week, Louisville Metro officials + representatives from conservation group Trees Louisville unveiled the start of the Louisville Tree Plan, an Urban Forest Master Plan that will grow Derby City’s tree canopy.

Why are trees so important? They provide a cooling effect that helps combat Louisville’s urban heat island, reduce heat related deaths, and support public health.

The plan will conduct research through community engagement, interviews, data analysis, and workshops over the spring and summer before creating the full plan this fall. Implementation of the plan will begin next year.

Ready to branch out and become part of the project? You can help by filling out a 15-question survey + joining one of seven community workshops that will be held at various Louisville Free Public Library branches from May-August.