Save the Red Hickory

with Senora May and the Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Fund

The Champion Red Hickory is under attack from commercial logging.

Help Kentucky Heartwood protect the hickory and the forest around it.

By making a donation today, you will contribute to funding on-staff legal representation to help us speak for the trees!

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In the Daniel Boone National Forest sits the Champion Red Hickory, the largest of its species in the world.

Kentucky Heartwood is on the frontlines of preserving these diverse habitats in the Daniel Boone National Forest. We filed a lawsuit against the Forest Service in September of 2022 and are still in active litigation.

The US Forest Service continues to brazenly undermine, ignore, and circumvent the NEPA process–the framework designed to allow for public involvement in decisions impacting public land. It's become clear that we need dedicated legal council involved in our ongoing work. Significant legal resources require a significant budget.

We truly need your help to make this happen. 


Read more about this tree:

World's Largest Red Hickory Tree: world record in Clay County, Kentucky

Ky. logging threatens what may be the world’s largest red hickory

The world’s largest Red Hickory tree may be in Eastern Kentucky 

What We Do

Kentucky Heartwood seeks to protect and restore the integrity, stability, and beauty of Kentucky’s native forests and biotic communities through research, education, advocacy, and community engagement.