Feb 8 Luncheon: Urban Forestry with Local Non-Profit TreeFolks

Join the Central Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (CTAEP) for our February luncheon at Las Palomas! Our guest speakers will be Thaïs Perkins and Matt Mears Thaïs from local non-profit TreeFolks. Reservations are required!

Speakers: Thaïs Perkins and Matt Mears with TreeFolks (http://www.treefolks.org/) 

Topic: Adapting Non-profit Urban Forestry to Disaster Relief: A Model for Large-Scale Reforestation of Private Land (see below for more info)

Location: Las Palomas Restaurant (3201 Bee Cave Road #122 [West Woods Shopping Center]) 

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Members: $20

Non-members: $30

Full-Time Students: $20

Flood and fire have devastated the forests around Austin, Texas, in recent years, impacting urban centers as well as wildlands. TreeFolks, a tiny nonprofit at the time, was approached by partner organizations to help create a new model of large-scale reforestation that provides free trees and planting services in one-on-one consultations with hundreds of landowners. Part reforestation and part disaster relief, the combined programs have planted 1.7 million trees in just four years, with plans to plant a million more in the next four.

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