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Adopt & Plant a FREE Tree!

Reduce energy use, offset carbon, cool down the city, and grow something good to eat! 

TreeFolks’ NeighborWoods Program provides

5,000 free 5-gallon trees

for Austinites to adopt starting in October and continues through March.

Our Fall Events Season Starts October 8th! 

All of our adoption events are open to the public and no registration is needed — just show up during the event time! If you would like to volunteer at an event, see the volunteer section below.

Tree Adoption Events | Eventos Para Conseguir un Árbol Gratis

  • Saturday, October 8 | 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    George Morales Dove Springs Rec Center, 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, TX 78744

    • Trees available at this event: Burr Oak, Desert Willow, Eve’s Necklace, Live Oak, Mexican Buckeye, Prairie Flame Leaf Sumac, Texas Mountain Laurel, and an assortment of fruit trees. Please note that trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and all species may not be available later in the day.
  • Saturday, November 12 | 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    Givens Park Pavillion, 3811 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78721 
  • Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    Din Ho Chinese BBQ, 8557 Research Blvd Ste 116, Austin, TX 78758

Who Qualifies?

  • Applications are open to residents, small businesses, and community spaces located in the City of Austin’s Full Purpose Jurisdiction and Austin Energy electricity customers.
  • Since tree care is a long-term commitment, applicants must commit to nurturing the tree, especially through regular watering for at least the first two years of establishment.
  • Applicants must have enough space for the tree to grow and flourish. We follow the “Right Tree, Right Place” principle.

Volunteer Events | Eventos para Colaborar Como Voluntario

  • Treerobics: Friday, October 21, 2022 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
    TreeFolks Headquarters, 10803 Platt Ln, Austin TX 78725
Register to Volunteer
  • Treerobics: Friday, November 11, 2022 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
    TreeFolks Headquarters, 10803 Platt Ln, Austin TX 78725
Register to Volunteer
  • HopeFest: Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
    Northeast Early College High School (formerly called Reagan High School), 7104 Berkman Drive, Austin 78752
Register to Volunteer

Apply Today! It’s FREE.

If you want to join the movement to Keep Austin Rooted, planting trees is a great start.

Apply Today to Receive Your FREE Tree

Select from the following options:

A few notes:

  • While we will make every attempt to serve every eligible customer, we are also working to address green equity issues throughout the City of Austin. As a result, we will be focusing our efforts to make sure all Austinites have equal access to the benefits urban trees provide.
  • Home delivery is free and contactless!
  • Using Google Maps data, we evaluate your property and offer trees based on available space.*
  • Approved applicants may choose from a list of available species.

Applicants must submit a planting and care plan.

Upcoming Events

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Caring for Your Tree

Caring for your new tree is critical in the first two years after planting it. During that time, your tree is working hard to establish itself. Watering and mulching it will help your tree to grow strong for years to come!

Caring For Your Tree (English)Cuidado de los Árboles (Español)
Tree options are made based on trees that are known to do well in the Austin-area
View Tree Menu
Tree planting instructions to ensure optimal growing conditions
Download Planting Instructions (English)Descargar instrucciones de plantación (Español)

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