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Frequently Asked Questions

Trees provide social, ecological, and economic benefits. These include air pollution reduction, water quality enhancement, and urban heat island mitigation. They provide habitat for wildlife, improve public health and increase property values.
A step-by-step guide outlining the process to plant various tree types is on the Arbor Day Foundation website.
Check with San Antonio 811 prior to digging to ensure no utility lines are present. Also, make sure tree growth, including root expansion and neighboring property encroachment, will not become an issue. This may vary based on the tree species, soil conditions, and site grade.
CPS Energy’s Department of Environmental Planning & Compliance developed a comprehensive guide (PDF) describing how to select, plant, and care for trees in the Greater San Antonio Region.
Growing seasons vary based on the area’s climate, rainfall, soil conditions, and other factors. In South Texas, the planting season is typically October through March.
CPS Energy’s Green Shade rebate program will reimburse you for tree costs. Bexar Branches Alliance is currently developing a program that provides free trees for San Antonio community members in-need.

Please contact to learn about available programming.

Texas Trees, a non-profit organization supporting the Austin region, has a great blog post describing proper winter tree preparation and maintenance.

The Texas A&M Forest Service has a YouTube video describing how to prune a tree, proper equipment to use, and ongoing maintenance recommendations.

There are several techniques to restore an unhealthy tree, including proper tree maintenance, composting, root restoration, and disease and pest remedies. A certified arborist is best equipped to help identify the underlying issue and develop a treatment plan.

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