The Austin Community Tree (ACT) program delivers free trees to low tree canopy neighborhoods in Austin. The addition of trees can cool daytime temperatures and reduce the "Urban Heat Island effect". ACT is a partnership among neighborhoods and the following City departments: Development Services Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Community Court, and Austin Energy. Since 2006, we have delivered over 6,300 trees throughout the Austin community.
A New ACT for a New Day
Starting in 2019, ACT will focus on an equitable model of serving our community. Using data and a creative community engagement approach ACT and community partners will work together to:
- grow tree canopy
- strengthen the health of the Urban Forest and
- increase personal connections to trees.
This new approach aligns with Strategic Direction 2023, the City Council guide for achieving the vision of Austin's future.
Interested in Planting Trees? Reach out to one of our partner organizations for more information and volunteer opportunities:
Interested in getting a free tree? Reach out to TreeFolks to learn about their free tree giveaways: NeighborWoods - A Free Tree Program through TreeFolks
Questions? Email Margaret Valenti or call (512) 974-2648 for more information.