Tree Care Resources
Tree Ordinance Review Application (Permit)
The City of Austin Build + Connect Portal allows users to apply for permits, check permit status, and more. Complete a Tree Ordinance Review Application (TORA) for a tree removal permit request.
A helpful user manual is available to guide new users through the application process.
Oak Wilt Information
The Oak Wilt Information Partnership is a collaborative project between the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Forest Health Protection branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Proper Amounts and Ways to Water Trees
Texas A&M University has prepared a comprehensive resource to provide in-depth information on proper watering to maintain the health of your trees.
Texas Tree Planting Guide
Comprehensive guide to selecting, planting and caring for trees in Texas. Provided by the Texas A&M Forest Service.
Tree Care Tips
In this guide, the Arbor Day Foundation provides valuable information about caring for trees, including why mulch is important and how to mulch properly.
Caring for Roots on Urban Trees
The University of Florida hs provided this detailed resource on all aspects of root care in urban environments.
Common Tree Pests & Diseases of Central Texas
This detailed guide specifically addresses pest and disease issues faced by trees in Central Texas. Produced and provided by the City of Austin Urban Forestry Program.
Wood Decay Fungi of Living Trees
A helpful resource to identify mushrooms that affect the health of trees. Everything you need to know about fungi and trees.
Tree Wound Care
Comprehensive information about caring for tree wounds provided by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.
Trees Are Good
This educational website is a resource for homeowners and other tree owners with information about tree care, benefits of trees, and how to help trees thrive in urban environments.
TreeFolks is a non-profit organization based in Central Texas with a mission to promote tree planting and education. Visit their website to learn about programs, events, and how you can get involved.
Rapid Decline of Post Oaks in Texas
By Sheila McBride, Extension Program Specialist and David Appel, Professor, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M University System.
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