Tom Eblen

October 5, 2013

Tom Eblen: Effort takes root to protect Central Kentucky's most majestic old trees

Many of the enormous oak, hickory and ash trees scattered throughout the Bluegrass were here before Daniel Boone ever heard of Kentucky, much less explored it in the mid-1700s. But these leafy giants are rapidly disappearing, and neglect and mismanagement may be as much to blame as developers' chainsaws.

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About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen


Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.