HomeCity Real Estate sent a team of volunteers to the Zilker Park on February 11th, 2015 to plant trees in support of Treefolks. Treefolks, established in 1989, empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. Over the years, Treefolks volunteers have planted 1 million trees in Central Texas at schools, parks, in medians, right of ways, community gardens, greenbelts, and on private lands in fire ravaged Bastrop County. They preserve the quality of life for Central Texans by cooling the air, cleaning precious water, sheltering us from the hot Texas sun, and keeping our city green!

After attending a short orientation, the team split into groups and volunteers planted over 1,000 trees in Zilker Park. They dug holes, tilled dirt, and planted the tiny saplings in the ground. Although only about 10% of the saplings were estimated to survive, they planted enough to compensate for potential loss. It is our hope that someday the saplings will provide shade and beauty for future generations.

HomeCity Real Estate’s commitment to community involvement is exemplified through its continued participation in community service events. Treefolks encourages the community to volunteer at one of their many upcoming events. Events include their Sapling Days events, Tree Adoption Events, and Tree Planting Events held throughout the year. If you would like to participate you can visit their website and view the current open opportunities: http://www.treefolks.org/volunteer-opportunities/

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HomeCity Real Estate is a technology based real estate company headquartered in Austin, TX. Founded in 2000, HomeCity expanded to Dallas/Fort Worth in 2007 with more than 75 agents combined today. For more information, or to buy or sell a home in Austin or Dallas visit www.homecity.com.