Kentucky native fruit trees like elderberry, mulberry, pawpaw, persimmon, and serviceberry adapted to environmental conditions and grow more successfully than non-native fruits such as grapes, oranges, and peaches. Read about fruit trees native to Kentucky.
Often we plan a landscape without thinking about the needs of plants or how they grow. Learning about the plants in your landscape will improve your chance for success and reduce the maintenance required to keep it looking good.
To promote stewardship and sustainable management of KY's non-industrial private forests, the KY Forestry Extension Service and KY Division of Forestry publish multiple forestry resources including the Kentucky Woodlands Magazine. Current forestry topics: GMOs, mussels, logging, best management practices, the Northern long-eared bat, and more.
When planting a tree in spring, follow these planting guidelines to help encourage healthy root development and trunk growth. Trees require certain conditions to flourish after transplanting.
Developed in conjunction with community members who have interests in the forests where they live, work, and play, the KY Urban Forest Action Plan is to help all communities create urban and community forests that are diverse, healthy and resilient, and accessible for all citizens.
Why do leaves change color? Autumn's spectacular color show has been inside tree leaves all along! Read more about how and why leaves change color in the fall.
Keep up to date on Kentucky horticulture events with the KY State Horticulture Newsletter. Read about fall Kentucky gardening, dandelion control, choosing a tree, and bug proofing your house.