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. The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department-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.

Residents, with proof of residency (current City of Round Rock water bill AND driver’s license) may visit the Recycling Center and load up to 2 cubic yards of mulch on their own, for free. Round Rock residents may have the mulch loaded by a BRC team member for $10. ($5 for each additional cubic yard)

Pick up service is only provided to Round Rock residents that live inside of Round Rock city limits and pay City of Round Rock taxes. Pick-up requests can be made online. Click here to schedule a pick-up or call 512-218-5540. The Brush Recycling Center Services brochure highlights the brush pickup program and free mulch available.

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 team members.

Most property damage during severe weather is caused by a fallen limb or tree. Here are some tips to follow to avoid storm damage to your trees or property:
  • Large trees should not be placed under utility wires or too close to buildings or other structures.
  • Make sure the tree has plenty of room to grow roots to hold it into the soil. Otherwise, it can be very easy for a tree to fall over.
  • Trees should be pruned to develop a strong form. Young trees should be pruned regularly and routinely every three to five years after planting.
  • Remove dead trees. Those located on a private property should be removed by a private arborist.
  • Refrain from “Tree Topping;” this is an unnecessary and dangerous practice. Not only is it easy to hurt or kill your tree, but also when branches do grow back they are not anchored well and can easily break off.

It is the property owner’s responsibility to clear, remove and dispose of any storm generated brush from their property.

Forestry Division

301 W. Bagdad Avenue, Suite 250
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Ricci Strayhorn, Forestry Manager

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