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Reforestation Services

The Lost Pines Reforestation Program

Promoting the recovery and restoration of the Loblolly Pine ecosystem and the Bastrop County community.

Bastrop County suffered among the most catastrophic fires in Texas history in 2011 and 2015, affecting over 34,000 acres of the Lost Pines region where the native population of Loblolly Pines resides.

With the fires leaving a significant portion of the ecosystem severely burned and unlikely to recover at a quick enough pace to keep up with invasive species, the Bastrop County Community Reforestation Program was launched.

The program, better known as "Reforesting the Lost Pines," provided reforestation services to eligible participants through the utilization of volunteers, community-based education, and outreach opportunities. These opportunities focused on planting and distributing native, drought-resistant Loblolly Pine seedlings as well as other native hardwoods.

The Details:

After the launch of the Bastrop County Community Reforestation Program in December 2012, TreeFolks’ Reforestation team worked to promote the recovery and restoration of not just the Loblolly Pine ecosystem, but of Bastrop County and the communities affected by the fires.

By 2017, over 2 million pines were planted across nearly 4,000 acres, with an additional 100,000 seedlings distributed to the community at large. Trees were planted by Superior Forestry Services, AmeriCorps’ TXCC, and over 2,000 volunteers. We appreciate the support of The Arbor Day Foundation, Bastrop County, Texas A&M Forest Service, H-E-B, as well as individual donors and program participants!

From 2017-2019, TreeFolks continued to partner with Bastrop County to distribute an annual 25,000 Loblolly Pine seedlings through giveaway events and home deliveries. Nearly 10 years after the launch of the program, we are seeing great progress as many of the planted pines are now producing their own cones!

We encourage Bastrop County residents to complete our survey in order to receive news and updates regarding the ongoing and future distribution of trees. For more information or general inquiries, please email us at

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Lost Pines Reforestation Program still active?

No, the Lost Pines Reforestation Program has been discontinued. Thank you for the friendships and for allowing us to serve the wonderful Bastrop community for 10 years!

Am I eligible to receive Loblolly Pine seedlings?

If you live in the Bastrop County area, most likely! The Lost Pines Reforestation Program aims to provide trees to folks in the Bastrop community – particularly those whose properties experienced wildfires. We work to provide trees to as many residents as possible, because trees anywhere in Bastrop can positively impact the environmental health of the entire community!

How much does the program cost?

The Lost Pines Reforestation Program comes at no cost for folks to receive trees. We partner with Bastrop County and work with our sponsors and partners to ensure we’re able to reforest the Loblolly Pine ecosystem and support the local community.

What does participating in the program mean for me?

Whether you’re getting free trees or volunteering with TreeFolks for large-scale plantings, you’re enriching your community and ecosystem. With every tree planted and every bit of participation, we’re reforesting Central Texas and providing forests for generations to come!

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