Since 2006, the City of Pflugerville has been recognized as a member of Tree City USA, an honorable designation which is the result of the City of Pflugerville’s efforts to cultivate a community and culture supportive of tree infrastructure. In 2016, Pflugerville reached 10 consecutive years of recognition as a Tree City USA from the Arbor Day Foundation and National Association of State Foresters. Pflugerville is a registered Tree City USA for its efforts and commitment to urban forestry.
Tree care information
Four standards were met to receive the Tree City USA recognition established by the Arbor Day Foundation and National Association of State Foresters:
- Tree Board or department (which is part of the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission)
- Tree care ordinance
- Community forestry program with budget of at least $2 per capita
- An Arbor Day observance and proclamation
Trees reduce erosion of topsoil, cut heating and cooling costs, clean the air, produce oxygen, store carbon, provide food, timber and fuel, provide habitat for wildlife, increase property values and enhance the economic vitality of business areas in the community. To further education of the importance of trees and tree care, the City of Pflugerville welcomes third graders from Timmerman, Brookhollow and Windermere elementary schools every spring to the Arbor Day Nature Pfest at Pfluger Park. Students learn about the importance of trees to the eco-system and other facts about water and nature.
Need Tips planting a tree?
Several are offered by the Arbor Day Foundation and on the City's landscape rebate Drop by Drop page. Consider applying to plant a Drop by Drop Landscape Program garden using native shrubbery and trees. You may qualify for as much as $500 in rebate money.
Always call before you dig - 811 to make sure you don't hit any underground utilities.
You help your city by planting a tree, giving extra water to an existing tree, and taking a moment to recognize the beauty of the trees we have in Pflugerville.
More information on the National Arbor Day Foundation and Tree City Certification.