EASTside Magazine: The Giving Tree
What’s better than a tree extending its limbs to offer shade under the soft rustle of its foliage? A tree that also provides food.
“One of the things I love about East Austin is it’s an older community [with] huge mature fruit trees that you don’t really see anywhere else,” says Thais Perkins, Executive Director of Tree Folks. “You have Satsuma trees that tower over houses. You have a secret avocado tree that’s bigger than any avocado tree I’ve seen around because it’s in a special spot.” She also loves trees for the environmental and human benefits that they offer the community.