Welcome to the Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones

Tree Week is coming and Wild Ones is part of it

Over 70 public events from Oct. 11 to 19 celebrate the ways we benefit from trees in our environment. Tree Week promotes tree planting, tree care and the knowledge about trees, as well as tree climbing, tree poetry, tree art and the many ways in which we can express our love of trees. Several Wild Ones members serve on the Tree Week committee and lead Tree Week events. Check out the week’s schedule at ufi.ca.uky.edu/treeweek2019

Our chapter offers a Tree Week event in partnership with UK.

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 7:45  a program about

Tree Health

addresses insect damage and diseases that affect urban trees.

Join us for an evening of interactive presentations about threats to tree health and how to prevent and manage tree issues. Journey through time to learn about the impact of long-established plant diseases, common diseases that currently plague trees, as well as upcoming threats to tree health. Learn ways to ward off these threats with proper planting techniques, good tree maintenance, selection of native species, and other approaches. 

We will have refreshments and printed materials on tree-related issues

 Location: Wild Birds Unlimited (152 N. Locust Hill Dr., Lexington, KY )

 Contact: Kim Leonberger @ kimberly.leonberger@uky.edu


Our Wild Ones OrganizationRosa Carolina seeds, close-up lp

  • advances the knowledge about the native plants of our region
  • promotes the use of native plants in private and public landscapes
  • encourages the creation of gardens that sustain bees, butterflies, moths, birds and other wildlife



Our Chapter

  • hosts monthly meetings with an educational program and an opportunity for socializing and networking
  • organizes an annual plant exchange in May
  • collaborates with other organizations to promote sustainable landscape design and plant choices


Our Members

  • created a pollinator garden at Wellington Park, Lexington, and continue to maintain it
  • contribute to the establishment of community gardens and the restoration of stream banks
  • offer presentations to interested groups about ecological gardening
  • have planted numerous Monarch Way Stations in central Kentucky