Community Tree Plantings

Growing trees, growing communities.
TreeFolks’ CityShade program coordinates with local community partners to provide volunteer opportunities to plant and care for trees on public lands.

Planting Trees in Austin Parks
From October through March, TreeFolks works with local municipal partners to plant trees in Austin and Travis County parks. These trees add beauty and shade, provide wildlife habitat, reduce water runoff, and improve our quality of life. Volunteers learn the importance of urban forest stewardship and how tree planting helps Austin’s environment, and its citizens, thrive. Planting native trees will enable us to restore tree and shrub diversity during drought.

Ready, Set, Plant! – Planting Seedlings in Austin’s Watersheds
From November through March, TreeFolks works with the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Division and Urban Forestry Program to plant thousands of native tree seedlings that do not require irrigation. These seedlings help restore tree and shrub diversity, reduce water runoff, and improve water quality in Austin’s creeks.


Tree TLC
Outside of the planting season, trees on public lands still need our tender loving care! Our Tree TLC volunteer events visit the trees in Austin and Travis County parks and give them some much needed Tender Loving Care. We clear debris and weeds from around the base of the trees and then spread mulch to protect their roots from foot traffic and keep them nice and cool during the hot summer months.

Is your organization looking for a way to support trees in our community? Consider sponsorship of our City Shade program! For more information on sponsorship, donations, and general giving, please contact

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Below is a list of the upcoming tree planting events through this fall and winter.