Lexington Receives Five “Free Fall Trees”

Lexington received five free fall trees this fall, which were planted along the hike-bike trail in the northwest.  All five were received through a “Free Trees for Fall Planting” grant offered through the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, and funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust.  The Nebraska Forest Service was also instrumental in organizing the program.

Earlier this year the Lexington Tree Board applied for this competitive grant.  This is the 11th consecutive year Lexington has received free fall trees so, since 2012, that’s 105 free trees for Lexington so far!

One goal of the grant is to remind Nebraskans that fall is an excellent time to plant trees.

In 2023 and beyond, the City will plant more trees along trails, and in parks, cemeteries, green spaces, and in new developments.