Our Community has planted a Forest along North Central Austin's Streets...

McCallum HS & N Lamar Blvd - 20 trees - 10/13/2012
Burnet Rd between 2222 and Anderson - 27 trees - 3/9/2013
7001, 8440 Burnet- 17 trees - 10/19/2013  - Thanks Treefolks for your help!

...and it's expanding!

Next tree planting in March 2014. Email trees@snaustin.org for more info.

 Other Things You Can Do 

Our success rate was 100% in season one, and 90% in season two.
51 Trees Planted Oct 13, Nov 10

Sustainable Neighborhoods and numerous other groups planted another 20 trees on Saturday, October 13 at McCallum High School and on North Lamar Blvd.  Then, on November 10, volunteers planted another 31 trees on Burnet Rd between Anderson and 183.

Over 60 people turned out for the October planting, with participating organizations including UT Women in Medicine, McCallum Key Club and Honor Society, LBJ Cares, Boy Scout Troop 49, and area neighbors.  Sponsors included Violet Crown Community Works, Awesome Foundation, Songbird Nursery, CraigO's Pizza (Balcones at 2222), and donors from throughout the North Austin community. 

Burnet Rd Animal Hospital and Shu Shu's deserve special praise for helping to water the Burnet Rd trees.  With another drought underway, their help is crucial.

The trees will serve our community for generations.  Here is an oak planted on Burnet Rd in 1927.

SN Plants 20 Trees in Waterboxxes at Area Bus Stops on March 11 
SN and area residents planted 20 trees using a new device, called a Waterboxx, at nine bus stops on Burnet Rd and Anderson Ln on March 11.

The waterboxxes, half of which were contributed by CapMetro and half by donations from residents, are donut shaped and fit around seedlings, protecting them and slowly emitting water. The waterboxxes collect heat during the day to condense water at night, and then do the reverse during the day. In theory, this principle plus rain collection allows them to self-irrigate the trees.  After one year, they are removed and can be reused.

Sam We Can!

Watch our tragicomedy about the journey of a little girl along Anderson Ln, in search of a playground.  Sam's quest is for all the people who already live on Anderson, and who will in the future.   


Watch our video explaining mixed use, the value of open space, and the gap that must be overcome to achieve pedestrian-friendliness in areas zoned for mixed use in North Central Austin.


Our vision

SN's vision is to have new development implemented in North Central Austin in a way that is sustainable and neighborhood-friendly.  (Click here to read full vision statement)








Our vision for a senior-friendly village center at North Loop    


 New Urbanist Peter Calthorpe proposes live-work for sites between village centers

Austin Families and Children Task Force Report Recommends Pocket Parks, Family-Friendly Development