Tree Planting Initiative
In 2015, BHA volunteers planted 65 trees around the neighborhood, and they are still thriving. In the years since, leveraging an MSD grant, BHA has planted XXX trees at a significantly discounted rate for BHA members. Residents choose the species and location (front yard, back yard, side yard), and volunteers from around the neighborhood plant the trees in late fall. We plan to continue planting trees this fall, so if you are interested, be sure to subscribe to our Tree Planting news.”
Why are we so interested in planting trees?
Louisville’s tree canopy is at 37% and losing 150 trees per day. Many of the trees in BHA were planted 50+ years ago. By planting NOW the gaps left when our aging trees are removed can be filled and the beauty and livability of this community preserved for future generations.
Why are trees so important?
- Absorb storm water before it enters the sewer system
- Reduce erosion
- Reduce flooding by soaking up rainwater
- Provide shade and moderate temperatures
- Remove carbon dioxide from our air and add oxygen
- Reduce noise levels
- Provide wildlife habitat
- Increase neighborhood property value
List of Available Trees
In accordance with the MSD grant, BHA’s planting will focus on canopy trees. Also called shade trees, canopy trees are typically large with thick canopies or foliage coverings. Some well-known canopy trees include oaks, maples and birches.
There are many available trees of varying heights and with different features, and selecting the right tree for the right place is important. Email Bonnycastle Homestead Association here (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in having trees planted on your property and guide you through the selection process. Tree planting is generally done in October.
(agreement must be signed before tree can be ordered)
Division of Community Forestry Agreement - 3rd Party Memorandum of Agreement (easement trees only)
Link to purchase trees (please do not submit until AFTER your tree consultation): https://bha.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/316
These pdfs are from Louisville Grows and provide helpful info about planting and tree maintenance.
Planting With Love Louisville Trees
Recommended Trees for Louisville