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Support Austin's trees!

Donate today so that TreeFolks can continue to build stronger communities in Central Texas through planting and caring for trees.

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Help us keep our trees strong!

Austin saw our worst ice storm in over 15 years this winter, and many of our trees bore the brunt of the damage. In order to recover from the storm and ensure Austin's urban canopy remains healthy and intact for years to come, we will need to plant even more trees this fall. Your donation supports us to continue offering resources to help our trees thrive.

Keep reading to learn how to provide proper care to your trees:

Watering: Trees need 15-20 gallons of water every 7-10 days, year-round for at least 2 years. Water at the drip line where rain would naturally fall. Leave a hose on a low stream for 15 minutes for 15-20 gallons.

Mulching: Build a 4" tall mulch ring 2-3 feet around the tree. Avoid volcano mulching by keeping the mulch at least 3 inches from the trunk. Mulch keeps the soil moist, protects the tree, and adds nutrients.

Weeding: Keep 18" around the trunk free of plants and grass. Lawn mowers and weed whackers are the leading cause of urban tree death so remove them by hand.