Tree Week | WKCTC

Tree Week

Tree Week. A celebration of trees and all the ways trees affect our lives!

WKCTC will be celebrating Tree Week from October 9th through the 13th, 2023. The Sustainability Committee will utilize the newly graveled hiking trail near the lower parking lot near Waller Hall for the Tree Week activities.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 
8:30 - 11 a.m.
Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is kicking off National Wildlife Refuge Week with a bird banding event (Event location and details on Facebook). You will get to see beautiful songbirds up-close as they are banded and data is collected, before they are released to continue their journey south. For the remainder of refuge week, follow Clarks River NWR on Facebook for ideas on how to enjoy the wild at the refuge and in your own backyard.

Monday, October 9
Steve Cahill's BIO113 class will meet at the trail around 9:30 AM to complete a dendrochronology lab and place some new tree markers on select trees; faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Monday October 9
Join us at the McCracken County Public Library for some exciting crafting activities during Fall Break and Tree Week! On Monday, October 2, we'll make Truffula trees that you can take home (while supplies last). On Monday, October 9, we'll create fun collage tree scenes. We would also love to have you write your name on an apple so we can hang it on our "apple" tree. All of these crafting activities will be held upstairs. Head over to our website at for more information. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 11
There will be another hike during "Happening Hour" (11 AM) for faculty, staff and students.

Friday, October 13
The public will be invited to attend Steve Cahill's Book Club discussion of "The Hidden Life of Trees" at 10 AM in Waller Hall Room 112, followed by a community hike at the graveled hiking trail.

Saturday, October 14
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Tree-mendous Hike 
Land Between the Lakes has a large diversity of trees! Learn some simple tips and techniques to help you identify trees in your own backyard while you join a naturalist on a 1-mile guided hike. This program is free and meets in front of the Woodlands Nature Station inside Land Between the Lakes (3146 Silver Trail Rd, Golden Pond KY, 42211).

Potted trees will be available to give away on each of the three days.