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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, in partnership with the City of Austin and Austin Energy, provides

5,000 free 5-gallon trees

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

Pick Up Your Tree at an In-Person Tree Adoption Event!

All of our adoption events are open to the public and no registration is needed — just show up during the event time! In-person events are the fastest way to get a tree. Tree availability and selection is first-come, first-served. The NeighborWoods free tree program is a partnership with the City of Austin and Austin Energy.

Who Qualifies?

  • Applications are open to residents, small businesses, and community spaces who are either located in the City of Austin’s Full Purpose Jurisdiction, Austin Energy electricity customers, or both!
  • 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.

Upcoming Events

Note: Folks who are currently on the waitlist for an at-home tree delivery are welcome to attend an in-person tree adoption event.

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Tree Delivery Requests Currently Closed

Due to high volume of demand, we are currently not accepting applications for delivery. If you would like a tree please come to one of our in-person tree adoption events, or ask a family member or friend to attend for you.

We thank you for your patience as we work to distribute more trees than ever this year.

Applicants must submit a planting and care plan.

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
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