Seed Balls 101: Beginners Guide to Making Seed Balls

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×Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all!Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, are one of our favorite ways to bring some color to our volunteer projects. They are an easy way …

Tree Care 101: Beginners Guide to Happy, Healthy Trees

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Trees are superheroes when it comes to our planet. They clean the air, combat climate change, keep us cool, save water and so much more! We’ve gathered some helpful tips and tricks so you can keep the trees in your life happy and healthy for years to come. Austin Parks Foundation recognizes the importance of trees not just to our …

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It’s My Tree Week

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In partnership with the City of Austin’s Urban Forestry Division, and the Parks & Recreation Department, we’re proud to present It’s My Tree Week! This week-long celebration of all things trees runs this Saturday, October 27th through next Saturday, November 3rd. It is chock full of fun activities for the whole family. Read on to see how you can celebrate Austin’s beloved trees! …

Zilker Tree Rescue Project Nearly Complete

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We want to thank the fine people of the Parks Department’s Forestry Division – specifically, Walter, along with Foresters Angela, Keith and Emily and forestry crews for their amazing work in organizing and managing the Zilker Tree Rescue Project, now nearly completed.  The Austin Parks Foundation and the Austin Heritage Tree Foundation assisted by applying for funding for arborist services …

Republic Square Deck is Open!

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We’re pleased to announce that the Republic Square Auction Oaks Phase 1b project is substantially complete and we’ve removed the construction fence.  Still left to do are some touch-up work, installation of the metal tree grate (coming in mid-February) and allowing the sod to root in.  We will be putting out tables and chairs soon and the Farmer’s Market is …

2009 – Over 220 new trees at Pease Park

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Thanks to Richard Craig and Trees for Pease, as well as help from Walter Passmore and PARD Forestry Staff, plus our helpful consultants Jill Nokes and Will Pickens, we have over 200 new trees planted at Pease Park with irrigation to each.  40 more went in this week thanks to PARD Forestry staff.  We still a number left, but a …

Wooldridge Square – Giving Big Trees a Big Boost

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Last week, Bartlett Tree Experts began work to prune one tree and perform their Root RX on ten additional trees at this square which just celebrated its 100 anniversary as a park in June. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Root Rx …

More Trees for Pease

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Over 100 more trees (complete with in ground irrigation) were installed by volunteers today at Pease Park.  Thanks to Richard Craig and Trees for Pease, as well as the City of Austin Parks Forestry Division, TreeFolks and our many volunteers.  We have another 40 or so trees to be planted sometime in the next month or two that we could …

Revised Barton Springs Tree Planting Plan

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The Forestry Division of the Parks Department has revised the first phase tree planting plan for Barton Springs.  72 Trees, representing 21 different species, plus irrigation will be installed in January 2010.  The Austin Parks Foundation will pay for the cost (approx: $35,000) out of our Barton Springs Tree Fund.  Click here to see the revised tree planting plan.