TreeFolks Young Professionals

TreeFolks Young Professionals (ages 21 – 40ish) volunteer, educate, fundraise, and build community in support of the mission of TreeFolks: planting, caring for, and giving people free trees to plant!

Upcoming Event

Join us Wednesday, December 9th to learn and discuss climate change’s impacts with a Climate Reality Leader. Click here to RSVP

Core Team Applications Due January 31st

Calling all young professionals (21-39) interested in making a positive environmental impact with TreeFolks!



TreeFolks has planted more than 2.8 million trees across Central Texas. TreeFolks Young Professionals’ volunteerism and gifts support the next million.



Keep up with us on Facebook or our group and make new friends at group volunteer events and socials like Tree Mappy Hours and Solstice parties.



Learn and teach more about our urban forest, how to keep it healthy, and how to keep it growing.



Grow your positive environmental impact, knowledge, and circle of friends by becoming a TreeFolks Young Professional Member.  View our membership options!

Give a Tree to Austin

183 trees donated out of 250 goal

Ready to take the next step in supporting our Central Texas environment and reach our tree donation goal?

Every $20 gives a healthy ~5 foot tall tree to be planted in Austin.

(Continue scrolling if you’d like to setup an annual membership donation)



Single Tree


  • 1 Tree Donated
  • Exclusive Facebook Group Access



  • 3 Trees Donated
  • Exclusive Facebook Group Access
  • TreeFolks T-Shirt



  • 5+ Trees Donated
  • Exclusive Facebook Group Access
  • TreeFolks T-Shirt
  • TreeFolks give-away tree of your choice

Our Core Team

… you?Applications Are Open!

TreeFolks Young Professionals Core Team members volunteer to help plan social, educational, volunteer, and fundraising events to help engage young professionals in planting trees and caring for the environment.  Click here to learn more and apply.

Kyle Hoskins
Kyle HoskinsSoftware Consultant

I work on my computer all day, so I love a chance to get outside, enjoy nature, and play sports (tennis, volleyball, flag football).  Unfortunately, I don’t have a place to plant my own trees, but TreeFolks gives me a chance to support planting trees all across Austin!

Jenny KlingshirnRenewable Energy Environmental Consultant

I grew up loving being outside, and now my job involved supporting renewable energy projects as an environmental scientist. I love that supporting TreeFolks gives me the opportunity to reach out to the Austin community in particular, and TreeFolks is our reminder that even in this dynamic, urban city, the importance of the environment and environmental education surrounds us!

Ted MaasLand Steward

My goal is to promote conservation of natural resources, restore structure and function to degraded ecosystems and include the public in these activities as much as possible. Being involved with TreeFolks helps me connect with others that have similar interests while giving me an opportunity to give back to our community.

Margot PiperDevelopment Director

As a native Austinite, self-proclaimed tree hugger, and super-ultra-major admirer of our environment, I feel called to share the joy of our city’s abundant tree canopy. While having been a fan of TreeFolks since the age of seven, I am now currently serving as the organization’s Development Director and experiencing the abundant happiness that comes with caring for the planet!

Annette MoralesGraphic Designer

One of the main reasons I fell in love with Austin was its green areas and lakes. I would love to continue contributing to the environment and this city to keep those green areas alive as well as helping plant more trees and encouraging more people to do so. TreeFolks is a perfect organization to help achieve this and thus improve our environment.

Rick HammondPark Planner

I’ve always loved being outdoors, immersing myself in nature. I’m grateful to have a job that takes me all over the state, exploring the many state parks that Texas has to offer. TreeFolks allows me to use my skills and give back on a local level.

Elyse EnsorCRM Analyst

I’m excited about bettering the Austin community through supporting TreeFolks’ mission of planting and caring for trees! I love any excuse to be outside and can’t think of a better use of that time than to work on caring for our environment.

Anna DabrowskiEngineering Scientist Associate

TreeFolks was my gateway to volunteering outdoors in Austin. It was the first organization that showed me there’s nothing more motivating than getting outside with a goal to make this place a little better for everyone. At this point, I’ve experienced enough Texas heat to fully embrace the mission of planting and caring for our trees. Young Professionals is a chance to spread the word.