Tree planting Database
The Tree Planting Database has been created in efforts to meet the need in Northern Kentucky for urban tree planting assistance. It compiles over 400 trees known to grow in the region into a searchable format, including tree characteristics such as size and soil requirements, form, wildlife value, and landscaping interest.
This can help anyone involved in the planning and planting of trees to identify tree species that are most appropriate for their planting area, such as home landscapes, parks, commercial properties, neighborhood streets, and forest restoration areas.
Although the database is up and running for public use, it is far from 100% complete. There is much tree characteristic information that needs input from horticulture and arborist professionals. In addition, we hope to include photographs for many of the listed trees when additional funding is received.
Choosing the right tree for the site is just as important as using appropriate planting techniques. We hope that you use this database often and encourage others with tree planting interests to do the same.
The Tree Planting Database is a project of NKUCFC in partnership with the NKU Center for Environmental Restoration (previously name Center for Applied Ecology), UK Extension Service, Kentucky Division of Forestry, and local landscape, nursery and arborist professionals.