"He who plants a tree, plants hope." — Lucy Larcom
Our Urban Forest Ecosystem
The community’s urban forest ecosystem is composed of all trees and vegetation, the soil and water that support it, and includes public and private properties.
About the Community Tree Report
The Community Tree Report is tied directly to implementing Austin's Urban Forest Plan. The Community Tree Report reflects five years of investment in the urban forest ecosystem. By gathering and sharing data, we increase transparency around the investment in funding and hope to inspire additional planting and stewardship activities throughout the city.
This report will be used to establish a baseline for urban forest activity in the community. By analyzing trends in stewardship in the urban forest, we can evaluate areas of success and opportunities for improvement. Keeping with the City's goal of transparency in government, we have included links within the report to the Open Data Portal where we are amassing raw data related to projects and funding.
Included in the report are the following sections:
Austin's trees | An overview of Austin’s urban forest resource.
projects | A geographic and visual examination of urban forest stewardship projects and related data.
investments | A visual breakdown of funding by subcategory, and by recipient type. Additionally, funding sources and programs that help people to access the funds are explained.
planning | This section examines the development and methodology of the Austin Urban Forest Plan’s implementation strategies.
reflections | A collection of observations made by the Urban Forest Program staff.
about | A letter from the City of Austin’s Urban Forester and an introduction to the Community Tree Report.
meet the team | Meet the team behind the Community Tree Report and the programs that are reported out.