Posted November 04, 2019 06:09:09In an effort to better understand the state’s green rush, Bleacher Sports has compiled a list of the top 25 counties that are now greening faster than the rest of the state.
Green County: Austin (1st place)Green County is Austin’s third largest county and the fourth largest city, but only the fourth fastest-growing.
It’s the only county in Texas with more than 1,000 acres of green space.
Austin’s green growth has increased at an average rate of 4.7 percent annually since 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Green Belt Program.
This year, Austin ranks fourth in the state for the number of acres that have been planted, with 2,094 acres.
Austin has also become the greenest city in the U