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TreeFolks 2023 RootBall TREEFOLKS
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Thu, October 26, 2023
6:00 PM CT
LOCATION

Texas Science and Natural History Museum (formerly Texas Memorial Museum)
2400 Trinity St
Austin, TX 78705
$145,819 raised

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

6:00PM

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 165,000 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!

 

Silent Auction will open at 5:00PM and close at 8:45PM on the evening of the 26th.

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

About TreeFolks:

 

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.

Reforestation Efforts


$90 Sapling Sidekick

Each $90 investment towards the total cost of $130,000 for first-year nursery infrastructure enables the production of another 10 native seedlings.

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$250 ROOT your commute!

Offset your daily commute with carbon credits!

Average commute, annually = 3.2 tons = $250

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$315 Foliage Forerunner

Distribute 5 1-gallon shade trees in neighborhoods with the highest need.

 

TreeFolks uses socioeconomic and canopy cover data to identify areas with the greatest need for shade trees, which are often the areas feeling the greatest impact of the urban heat island effect. 

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$360 Keep Austin Shady!

Plant a grove of shade trees in Austin! 

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$500 H2-Oak!

Don’t keep Austin thirsty: Fund our watering efforts!

Caring for trees is as important as planting trees. TreeFolks provides tree care and watering for many of our planting sites at an annual cost of $500 for just one tree, which is sure to increase as the heat requires more frequent visits and more water.

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$900 Branchy BFF!

Each $900 investment towards the total cost of $130,000 for first-year nursery infrastructure enables the production of another 100 native seedlings.

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$1,500 Made in the Shade-cloth!

Shade cloth for one Seeds to Trees greenhouse will allow seedlings to thrive during summer heat until they’re planted and growing up to provide shade for us!

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$1,575 Bark Boss

Distribute 25 1-gallon shade trees in neighborhoods with the highest need.

TreeFolks uses socioeconomic and canopy cover data to identify areas with the greatest need for shade trees, which are often the areas feeling the greatest impact of the urban heat island effect. 

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$3,250 Cottonwood Cave

Offset your annual household with carbon credits!

Average household, annually = 29 tons = $3,250

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$3,978 Tree Perennial Partnership

2-years’ worth of supporting TreeFolks’ sustainability efforts

One-time donation

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$5,967 Grove Perennial Partnership

3-years’ worth of supporting TreeFolks’ sustainability efforts

One-time donation

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$7,500 Timber Titan!

 

Reforest 1 Acre of Central TX Floodplain!

An acre of reforested Central Texas floodplain will sequester over 100 metric tons of carbon in the first 25 years of growth.

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$9,000 Ride or "Die-ciduous"

Grow 1000 more native seedlings!

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$9,945 Forest Perennial Partnership

5-years’ worth of supporting TreeFolks’ sustainability efforts

One-time donation

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$10,000 Forest Frenzy!

TreeFolks’ Community Tree Planting program coordinates with local community partners to provide volunteer opportunities to plant and care for trees on public lands that include City of Austin Parks, Travis County Parks, Austin Independent School District property, and more!

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Tickets


$150 Single Ticket
$25,000 Forest Sponsorship
  • 12 tickets to the 2023 RootBall
  • Acknowledgment as presenting sponsor
  • Speaking opportunity during event program
  • Custom hors d'oeuvres & champagne at your table
  • Early entry & private group tour of Texas Science & Natural History Museum
  • Listing on printed event program, banners, and website
  • Newsletter and social media acknowledgments

 

For full Corporate Sponsorship benefits, download our "2023 RootBall Corporate Sponsor Packet" here.

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$10,000 Grove Sponsorship
  • 8 Tickets to the 2023 RootBall
  • Custom hors d'oeuvres & champagne at your table
  • Early entry & tour of Texas Science & Natural History Museum
  • Listing on printed event program, banners, and website
  • Newsletter and social media acknowledgments

 

For full Corporate Sponsorship benefits, download our "2023 RootBall Corporate Sponsor Packet" here.

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$5,000 Tree Sponsorship
  • 6 Tickets to the 2023 RootBall
  • Early entry & tour of Texas Science & Natural History Museum
  • Listing on printed event program, banners, and website
  • Newsletter and social media acknowledgments

 

For full Corporate Sponsorship benefits, download our "2023 RootBall Corporate Sponsor Packet" here.

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$2,500 Sapling Sponsorship
  • 4 Tickets to the 2023 RootBall
  • Early entry & tour of Texas Science & Natural History Museum
  • Listing on printed event program, banners, and website
  • Newsletter and social media acknowledgments

 

For full Corporate Sponsorship benefits, download our "2023 RootBall Corporate Sponsor Packet" here.

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Organizer


TreeFolks Annie Burke events@treefolks.org Austin, TX 5126390269 http://www.treefolks.org
Nonprofit Organization Donations Tax Deductible