Austin, TX (November 1, 1993)- TreeFolks, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit corporation dedicated to growing the urban forest of Central Texas through tree planting, education, and community partnerships. They invite businesses, schools, government, community groups, and individuals to join them in creating a healthier environment and enhancing the quality of urban life. Since its inception in 1989, TreeFolks has planted tens of thousands of trees in Austin and Central Texas.
Their programs include:
* City Shade
This program gives citizens opportunities to participate in public tree plantings to improve their communities. All City Shade plantings are developed in partnership with interested governments, businesses and organizations.
CommuniTrees is a dynamic and effective grant program that offers trees to eligible individuals or groups planning tree planting projects on publicly accessible land. Since 1992, CommuniTrees has provided trees to dozens of schools and institutions as well as educational programs and materials for participants and expertise for the long term care of the trees.
* Sapling Days
Every October TreeFolks hosts Sapling Days. They distribute seedlings every week in October.
* Urban Orchard
The Urban Orchard Project places fruit and nut trees in public spaces. Program participants take part in a training program that teaches them the basics of organic fruit and nut tree care, pruning and harvesting techniques. They also learn the making of value added products and some simple marketing strategies.
The NeighborWoods Program is designed to plant trees to save energy and to combat the Heat Island Effect.
For more information, visit TreeFolks.