TreeFolks original public tree planting program partners with public land managers and community groups to engage citizens in tree planting on public land. The thousands of volunteers we recruit annually allow us to stretch both our resources and public land management resources to maximize environmental impact and provide meaningful and fun citizen stewardship experiences.
Share your experience. Have you participated in a tree planting with TreeFolks? We would love to hear about your experience. Where and when did you volunteer? How many trees did you plant? How did the experience build relationships, improve the use of an outdoor space, increase wildlife habitat, or contribute to your appreciation for trees? Please send your stories, comments and photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To volunteer at one of these events, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.
Types of Events:
Bare Root/ Sapling Planting – Planting small trees (1′-2′ tall) without irrigation.
Containerized Planting – planting trees in 5-gallon pots with irrigation system and stakes.
Mulching – Spreading 3-4″ of mulch around trees to conserve soil moisture, reduce compaction and add nutrients
Pruning – Correcting and preventing structural defects in young trees to reduce long term maintenance and increase the longevity of trees
We are done with the planting season for 2012/2013.
Together, we planted 4117 trees in Austin’s parks and greenbelts this season! Wow!
Please check back for mulching events later this spring and summer. In the meantime, did you know that Austin was ranked one of the 10 Best Cities for Urban Forests? Dedicated volunteers like you are key to growing and protecting the trees we all love. Keep up the good work.