There is a lot happening in Austin this week in celebration of Earth Day. TreeFolks is participating in three fundraising campaigns that allow you to support us and environmentally responsible businesses with money you already spend. We’re celebrating urban forestry partnerships at City Hall this Thursday and will have certified arborists around town to answer your tree questions this Friday. Read on for details about events and opportunities to raise funds that help us keep planting trees and providing education in Central Texas.
Photo: Escarpment live oak (Quercus fusiformis) – Philip Hawkins
Help us plant more trees in Central Texas
MAYOR’S BALCONY SOCIAL Thursday, April 21st at 5:15 pm
Please join TreeFolks on the Mayor’s Balcony of Austin City Hall from 5:15 to 7:15 pm on Thursday, April 21st to celebrate Austin’s urban forest. You’ll have a chance to meet TreeFolks’ new Executive Director, April Rose, and to catch up with TreeFolks’ recently retired Executive Director, Scott Harris. There will also be a City CouncilTree Proclamation in Council Chambers at 5:40 pm. Come enjoy food, drink, music and conversation with others working to grow the urban forest. Food, drink, eco-utensils, and music are generously donated by: The Salt Lick, Sweetish Hill Bakery, Constellation Wines, Eco-Wise, and Norm Ballinger & Friends. See you there!
GIVE 5 BACK TO MOTHER EARTH Go shopping this Friday to raise funds for TreeFolks
ASK AN ARBORIST Got a question about your tree? Ask certified arborists this Friday.
In support of businesses participating in our various Earth Day campaigns this month, TreeFolks Executive Director, April Rose, and Board Member, Lisa Schissler of Austin Tree Experts, will be available to answer your tree questions this Friday, April 22nd at three different locations throughout the day. Leaf samples and photographs are always helpful in diagnosing tree ailments, so bring one or both if you can.
VOLUNTEER WITH AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION THIS SATURDAY Invasive tree removal at Barton Springs Pool
Austin Parks Foundation is looking for up to 50 volunteers to help remove ligustrum and other invasive species to give native trees and plants room to grow.
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 9 AM – 12 PM
Where: Robert E. Lee Drive, Austin, TX 78704
SUPPORT TREEFOLKS WHEN YOU BUY GROCERIES IN APRIL Add an EarthShare of Texas coupon to your basket when you shop at H-E-B and Central Market
H-E-B has selected EarthShare of Texas to benefit from its in-store coupon promotion for April, in recognition of Earth Day. Customers who support EarthShare of Texas are supporting the work of organizations like TreeFolks who will receive a portion of the contributions. H-E-B has supported many EarthShare of Texas organizations with corporate grants or in-kind contributions. Look for the EarthShare of Texas display and tear-off coupons in H-E-B and Central Market stores through April; add a $1, $3, or $5 coupon to your basket to support EarthShare of Texas, Earth Day, and TreeFolks!