Sapling Days began more than 10 years ago as a way to dispel the popular notion that trees should be planted in the spring along with the tomatoes, peppers and marigolds. In fact, in Texas and the Southwest the very best time to plant trees is in autumn. What better way to encourage people to plant trees than to GIVE TREES AWAY?!
For the first several years of the program 500 baby trees were given away at a single event in downtown Austin. These days, TreeFolks gives away thousands of saplings at multiple events all over Central Texas between October and December.
For the 2012 distribution season, TreeFolks gave away 1,956 trees to recipients in 10 Texas counties.
Species included Mexican White Oak, Pecan, Goldenball Leadtree, American Persimmon, Montezuma Cypress, Red Mulberry, Burr Oak, Carolina Buckthorn, Carolina Cherrylaurel, and Pineapple Guava.
We want to see your trees! Send a photo of your Sapling Days tree to firstname.lastname@example.org.