Community Tree Giveaways

Program Information

The City of San Marcos recognizes the first Friday in November as the State’s Arbor Day. We will celebrate by hosting multiple FREE tree giveaways during the planting season in several neighborhoods. Our city-wide Community Tree Giveaway took place on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at City Park and we gave away over 600 trees.

The tree giveaways are held outdoors on a first come, first served basis. Residents will have an opportunity to select from native and adapted tree species, 3- 5gallon container trees, and some smaller saplings while supplies last. The tree list can be found at the bottom of this page and the City encourages residents to save time by planning ahead for what tree might work best for their yard. Volunteers will also be on-site at each giveaway to answer questions and help residents find the right tree. Volunteers are needed to help with setup and tree distribution. Visit the link at the bottom of the page to sign up to volunteer.

This program only applies to residents within the zoned San Marcos City limits; limit two trees per household.


  • Saturday, November 4, 2023
    • City Park (Community Tree Giveaway-open to all City residents)
    • 10am-1:30pm, while supplies last
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
    • Hills of Hays 
    • Giveaway will take place at DeZavala Elementary School - 150 De Zavala Drive
    • 10am-noon
    • this is a neighborhood specific giveaway
  • Saturday, January 20
  • Saturday, February 24
    • Blanco Gardens
    • Location: Conway Park
    • this is a neighborhood specific giveaway

Additional Resources

Volunteer Sign Up

Tree Availability List (updated February 2024)

Tree Care & Planting Information

Home Value Impact Report

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