The Round Rock Forestry Division works to improve the City’s landscape and environment. The division helps implement tree ordinances, oversees the City’s brush recycling programs, tree planting in parks and Arbor Day Celebrations.
For information on brush pick-up, or to schedule a pick-up, call 512-218-5540. Pick-up requests can also be made online. The Brush and Recycling Services brochure (PDF) highlights the brush pickup program and free mulch available.
Residents, with proof of residency (water bill) may visit the Recycling Center and collect up to 2 cubic yards of mulch at a time for free (a pickup truck load). Bring your own bags and a shovel, please. Non-residents may purchase mulch for $10 per 2 cubic yards. Round Rock residents may have the mulch loaded by our friendly staff for $10.
Tree plantings and Arbor Day
From October to March, Forestry organizes tree plantings to beautify and reforest our parks. Arbor Day is our signature planting event where more than 100 trees are planted by 200-plus volunteers and staff members. Each fall we plant Memorial Tree Groves along with the non-profit group For the Love of Christi at Old Settlers Park. Volunteers are always welcome to help at tree plantings.
The City of Round Rock revised its tree ordinance in 2005. Other resources include:
The Mission of the Urban Forestry Division is the management of Round Rock’s urban forest through the use of the best management practices and the communication of such to citizens, employees, and developers of Round Rock, with a focus on education, tree planting, tree preservation, tree care, and enforcement.