Lexington Ranks Among Least Green Cities

Lexington earns low ‘green’ marks on study of largest U.S. cities Staff Report, 10.12.16, Kentucky.com Lexington ranked among the least green cities in a new study that criticized its lack of green space compared to the other 99 largest cities in the country. WalletHub, a personal finance site that gets a lot of attention for […]

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American Water Grant Program Announces Three Fayette County Recipients

Three projects earn financial support from the 2016 American Water Environmental Grant Program Staff Report, 05.17.16, Kentucky.com Three projects in Kentucky have earned financial support from the 2016 American Water Environmental Grant Program. Projects coordinated by the Licking River Watershed Watch, Friends of Parks in Fayette County and Friends of Stoner Creek will receive a […]

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Environmental Assessment for Subdivision Planned for Prior Sewage Plant Location

Developer to do environmental assessment for subdivision proposed where sewage plant once stood by Beth Musgrave, 7.21.15, Kentucky.com Developers of a 27-home residential subdivision have agreed to conduct further environmental assessments on the property off Saybrook Road and to delay a zoning change request scheduled to be heard this week. The move was prompted by […]

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A Possible Model for Saving Ancient Trees

Award-winning plan that saved giant bur oak seen as a model for other ancient trees by Tom Eblen, 11.09.14, Kentucky.com The most fought-over tree in Lexington is now more noticeable than ever. Cleared of surrounding brush, it dominates the skyline at the intersection of Harrodsburg Road and Military Pike. The giant bur oak was last […]

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Report Shows Lexington’s Tree Coverage Just Short of National Average

Report: Lexington’s trees cover 25 percent of the city’s core by Beth Musgrave, 02.23.14, Kentucky.com It’s official: Lexington is a shady town. But not as shady as it could be. A report released last week shows that trees cover roughly 25 percent of the city’s core — just shy of the national average. But if […]

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Status of Lexington’s Tree Canopy

  On February 20, 2014 LUFCG released its Urban Tree Canopy Assessment. It shows that our current tree canopy covers 24.56% of Lexington’s urban core. This number has increased 5% over the last 18 years. Data analysis shows that the existing urban tree canopy provides an estimated $30.6 million in savings to our community. Despite […]

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