ACT offers between 8 and 10 different species of large shade and small understory trees. Trees can be planted on private property and not in a designated public right of way. This program seeks to encourage biodiversity through a varied tree palate, and stresses the importance of planting the right tree in the right place (i.e. small, understory trees are planted near utility lines). Program participants have included the following planning areas: Central East Austin, Coronado Hills, Crestview, East Cesar Chavez, Heritage Hills, Montopolis, North Austin Civic Association, North Loop, Old West Austin, Rosewood, South Congress Combined, Southeast Combined, St. John, Windsor Hills, and Wooten.
The Austin Community Tree Program will be going to the Highland Neighborhood in 2017! Volunteers are needed for Block Walk and Big Event Day!
Block Walk – September 9, 2017
Location – Highland Neighborhood Park and Reznicek Field
401 W St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752
8am – 2pm (or when finished)
Volunteers walk through assigned area and offer trees to eligible property site
Distribute door hangers & tree flags to eligible property sites
Record data for each property offered a tree
Volunteers should bring hats, sunscreen, & water Register for Block Walk
To be selected for the Austin Community Tree Program, a neighborhood must meet the following criteria:
Has an adopted neighborhood plan
Has an established Neighborhood Plan Contact Team
Has a low tree canopy
Due to the high need and desire for trees in neighborhoods, the success of this program relies heavily on having an organized neighborhood to recruit volunteers for tree planting. Please visit Adopted Neighborhood Plans to determine if your neighborhood has a neighborhood plan and Neighborhood Plan Contact Team.