Treefolks to give away 1,200 trees

 In NeighborWoods, Press Releases

Austin Energy customers can receive free trees at large giveaway on January 21

[Austin], [TX], January 10, 2017– In its second large giveaway event of the season, TreeFolks will distribute 1,200 fruit and shade trees to Austin Energy customers on Saturday, January 21 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the ACC Highland Mall campus.

Free trees are available for Austin Energy customers, who may bring their ID or utility bill as proof of residence. Available species include Lacey Oak, Mexican White Oak, Montezuma Cypress, Pear, Pecan, Persimmon, Pomegranate, Satsuma, and Texas Mountain Laurel. The trees will be in 5-gallon containers and are approximately 3 – 5 feet tall, depending on the species.

The giveaway is part of the NeighborWoods program, which is a partnership between TreeFolks and the City of Austin to lower summer temperatures and reduce energy consumption by investing in tree canopy cover for Austin area neighborhoods. Urban tree cover helps shade our city’s streets and neighborhoods, lowering energy bills for everyone.

WHO:              Austin Energy Customers

WHAT:            Free Trees for Austin Energy Customers

WHEN:            Saturday, January 21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE:          ACC Highland Mall, Parking Lot D
(6101 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752)

WHY:               To invest in tree canopy cover in Austin area neighborhoods

 

If you are interested in providing media coverage of this event, please contact Erin Gurak, Development Director at (512) 443-5323 or email at shade@treefolks.org.

 

OUR MISSION: TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees.