TreeFolks Wrap Up Winter Planting Season

Our partners at TreeFolks just recently hosted their final volunteer tree planting along the Blanco River on Saturday, February 10, which brought their volunteer-planted seedling total to 4,800 for this season!

The work that TreeFolks is contributing to the Cypress Creek watershed is essential for the recovery of the areas devastated by the 2015 floods.

Matt Mears, TreeFolks reforestation manager, provided an overview of this winter’s planting season –

  • TreeFolks planted 7,040 seedlings on over 60 riverfront properties with the Texas Conservation Corps in mid to late January;
  • TreeFolks planted about 84,000 seedlings on about 50 riverfront properties with a forestry contractor in early February;
  • By Feb. 15, this planting season will have brought about 96,000 new seedlings of 29 species to flood-damaged areas along the Blanco in Hays County;
  • TreeFolks served another 75 landowners this season, bringing their total to 150;
  • About 75 landowners are currently signed up to receive reforestation services next winter.

TreeFolks is still accepting landowner applications for landowners to participate in the Trees for the Blanco program. If your property was damaged by the historic flood along the Blanco River in Hays County, then you are eligible to receive free reforestation services!

To participate, landowners will need to submit an application to TreeFolks. Click here to complete the application online. You can also reach the Blanco River Reforestation Project Coordinator, Ina Alexatos by calling 512-443-5323 or sending an email to if you have questions or need help completing the application.

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