A healthy urban forest takes a community of stewards working together to preserve and protect. Residents, neighborhoods, educators, and families play as big a role as City officials. Find ways you can get involved.

Austin Certified Arborist Prep Course

Gain the tools and knowledge you need to pass the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist exam.

Austin Nature in the City

Join us in making Austin a greener, cooler place where all Austinites have daily access to nature. Explore podcasts, videos, and informative blog content, and connect with us on social media.

Community Forest Planning

Learn about the long-range vision for Austin’s urban forest and our community’s plan to get there.

Free Trees

Find out how to get free trees and mulch, and explore tree planting resources from the City of Austin and its partners.

Get Tree Smart

Join experts from the City Arborist program to get a better understanding of the City's tree protection ordinance and how it applies to your trees.

Oak Wilt

Learn about this tree disease, and find resources to help you monitor oak wilt infections in your area and increase the resilience of your tree canopy.

Urban Forest Grant

Do you have an idea to help Austin’s urban forest? The Urban Forest Grant funds stewardship activities like tree planting, tree care, education, and disease control projects.

Urban Forest Youth Education

Find materials, training, and resources to connect young people in Austin to the trees that help make our city special.

Urban Heat & Cool Spaces

Learn about six ways that homeowners, architects, and homebuilders can help keep Austin cool.

Youth Forest Council

Do you know a teen who’s passionate about the environment? The City of Austin’s Youth Forest Council is an internship connecting young people to careers that support trees and our community.