- Youth Tree Team
- Tree Tenders
- Graffiti Free Indy
- IPL Project GreenSpace
- LITTER CLEANUP & PREVENTION
- Great Indy Cleanup
- EDUCATION AND YOUTH
- KIB Clubs
- SPECIAL PROGRAMS
- Indy Do Day
- Lilly Day of Service
- Free Home Energy Assessment
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NEIGHBORWOODS
What kind of trees does KIB plant?
KIB plants over 75 species of trees, the vast majority of which are native to Indiana. As biodiversity is extremely important to our urban environment, KIB strives to plant a rich variety of trees at each tree planting instead of just one or two popular species.
KIB chooses species that are tolerant of urban soil and air quality, are resistant to pests and diseases, and trees that offer natural beauty and year-round interest to our city's landscape.
KIB also prefers to plant large shade trees over small ornamental trees whenever possible, as large shade trees offer the most significant environmental and health benefits to our community.
Learn more about native trees to Indiana by looking at this Tree Species Fact Sheet provided by the Hoosier Heartland Plant-A-Million campaign. This list will provide you information about a variety of species of trees, most of which KIB routinely plants.
How big are the trees that KIB plants?
All trees that are planted toward KIB's NeighborWoods goal of 100,000 trees by 2017 are at least 1" caliper in diameter, and are usually 6 - 12 feet in height.
KIB often plants in challenging urban conditions. Trees of 1" caliper or more have a greater chance of surviving these conditions. Larger trees also make an immediate visual impact on the community.
Can my neighbors and I pick the tree species that we want for our neighborhood tree planting?
KIB works closely with both our neighborhood partners and nurseries to choose the "right tree" for the "right place." Species selection varies depending on what is available at the nurseries, and what will do well in the area that the neighbors want to plant.
KIB will allow neighbors to specify whether they want a small, medium or large tree, and we will work within those parameters to choose a tree that will do well in the site location. Sometimes this might coincide with a resident's desire for a particular species, but KIB will not guarantee a specific tree species to residents.
Can I get a tree for just my house, without organizing a neighborhood planting?
At this time, KIB does not have a program to plant trees at individual households.
You may purchase your own tree, plant it, and Register your Tree with KIB's NeighborWoods program. KIB has informational resources available on How to Plant Your Containerized Tree, and Basic Tree Care and Maintenance to help you.
KIB also hosts a tree distribution every year through the Adopt-A-Block program. As a part of Adopt-A-Block, neighbors agree to clean their block on an ongoing basis, and in return they are rewarded with flowers, trees, and tools to help! Learn more about Adopt-A-Block to get involved.
KIB does not provide tree care services. We recommend locating a certified arborist to assess your tree's health. You may find a certified arborist by visiting the Find a Tree Service page on the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) website.
However, if your tree was planted with a KIB tree planting, please contact Nate at 317.264.7555x111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does KIB remove dead or diseased mature trees?
KIB does not provide care services for mature trees. We recommend locating a certified arborist to asses your tree's health. You may find a certified arborist by visiting the Find a Tree Service page on the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) website.
If the tree is located in the public right-of-way in Marion County, contact Paul Pinco at email@example.com.
How do I locate a certified arborist?