Embark on a Journey Through Time with TreeFolks
for an evening of toasts, tapas, tunes... AND TREES!
Let's sip n' stroll on a journey through time together as we marvel at the wonders of prehistoric life & the vital role forests (and TreeFolks!) play in our planet's perpetual cycle of renewal!
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Texas Science & Natural History Museum
(Former Texas Memorial Museum)
2400 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78705
Explore TreeFolks' wonders & wins from the roots of our humble beginnings through today and beyond! After 3 years, the RootBall revives and will be held at the spectacular (and newly renovated!) Texas Science & Natural History Museum, where we will enjoy an exciting silent auction, moonlit melodies under the stars, locally-sourced tapas from 34th Street Catering, tree-themed cocktails, and MORE!
With 165,00 FREE trees given, 3 MILLION trees planted, and 20,000 tree-huggin' volunteers, we're excited to get rooted in celebration and plant even more seeds of wonder together! So mark your calendars and get rooted with us in a night of discovery, camaraderie, and philanthropy beneath our canopy of gratitude!
ATTIRE: Woodland Chic
Guests are welcome to dress in chic woodland attire in support of TreeFolks' reforestation efforts!
From Forest Ranger to Fairy Princess, we'll leaf that up to you!
More information on sponsorship opportunities here!
TreeFolks is Austin’s only urban forestry nonprofit and has been planting trees and teaching residents about tree stewardship for over 33 years. Founded in 1989 by a small but passionate group of neighbors, TreeFolks began by planting a handful of trees in yards and community spaces before expanding operations throughout Central Texas and emerging as a reforestation leader. TreeFolks has planted over 3 million trees, distributed over 165,000 free trees to residents, and engaged over 21,000 volunteers.
October marks the beginning of tree planting season in Central Texas, and we’re proud to say that our programs are growing in capacity and impact. This season, TreeFolks’ Central Texas Floodplain Reforestation Program will plant 60,000 trees in degraded floodplain lands, reforesting 75 acres around Central Texas. Our CommuniTrees program will reforest 12 acres of riparian land in public spaces around Austin (that’s another 14,500 saplings!) and plant 200 more mature trees at schools, parks, and community sites. Our NeighborWoods program will give over 6,000 free trees to Austin residents to bring more shade to neighborhoods, and together with our volunteers, we will collect thousands of seeds to begin growing TreeFolks’ own nursery.
It’s an exciting time to be part of TreeFolks, and we want you to join us at RootBall and be part of the movement to keep Austin shady!
Visit www.treefolks.org for more information about our history, our programs, and the Equitable Reforestation Initiative.