Group in Louisville sets out to save thousands of trees

Posted at 11:12 AM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 13:55:50-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE/LEX 18) — After a stretch of 90 degree days, a Louisville group of neighbors is coming together to fix what they call an emergency situation, according to WAVE.

The group has less than 48 hours to save thousands of dollars in trees.

Unlike grass, Joshua White told WAVE that if trees lose all their color before winter dormancy, they cannot be brought back to life, and the time to save Louisville's youngest trees is now.

"Right now, it's an emergency. We have 24 to 48 hours to turn this around before we possibly lose tens of thousands of dollars of planted trees," White told WAVE.

The volunteers organized through the Nextdoor app and plan to use water trucks to save the trees before it is too late.