NeighborWoods

Adoption Events for the 2019-2020 tree-planting season begin in October!

The TreeFolks program, NeighborWoods, partners with the City of Austin to reduce energy consumption and lower the city heat index by expanding the tree canopy cover of Austin. Proudly supported by Austin Energy and the Community Tree Preservation Division in the Development Services Department, NeighborWoods distributes more than 4,500 5-gallon trees yearly, at no cost to recipients. To ensure the best chance of success, distribution of the young trees occurs during the optimal planting season: October 1st through March 31st.

Lower your energy bills, beautify your neighborhood, and clean the city air and water with the addition of a new tree to your home! If you want to join the movement to preserve the quality of life in Austin, planting trees is a great way to start.

ADOPTIONS FOR THE 2019-2020 TREE-PLANTING SEASON BEGIN IN OCTOBER. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER TO RECEIVE UPDATES!

Qualifications

Tree care is a long-term commitment. All Austin Energy electricity customers and all residents living in Austin’s Full Purpose Jurisdiction must have space for the trees to grow and flourish, and must commit to nurture the tree through regular watering during the critical  first two years of establishment.

Not an Austin Energy customer nor resident living in Austin’s Full Purpose Jurisdiction? Check out our Sapling Days. There are no qualifications necessary to adopt a sapling.

Attend an Adoption Event

    • Adopt and take a tree home that day!
    • Each household member in attendance (up to 5) may adopt a tree.
    • Please bring one of the following: Austin Energy bill, ID with an Austin Full Purpose Jurisdiction address, or Austin Library card as proof of residence.

Can’t make it to one of our events? You may qualify for our Tree Delivery Service 

    • Things to note about the tree delivery process:
      • We carefully review each application
      • Deliveries are scheduled during November and March
      • Using Google Maps data, we evaluate your property and offer trees based on available space
      • Approved applicants may choose from species selected based on our aerial inspection

The Fine Print

You agree to care for your new tree for at least two years, you have space for trees, and reside in an eligible area. We conduct an annual survival study in which we randomly select trees to assess in vehicle inspections from the street. We won’t share your contact information with anyone or send you a bunch of unrelated emails. It really is totally free!

Have any questions?
We’d love to hear from you.
Phone: 512-443-5323
Email: shade@treefolks.org

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We offer trees in October through March. 

Tree delivery services are subject to eligibility. 

Upcoming Tree Adoptions:

October 12th, 2019: 200 Tree Adoption at Walnut Creek Neighborhood 

October 26th, 2019: 500 Tree Adoption at Annual HopeFest

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