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What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

…Falls State Park: waterfalls, tree-lined hiking trails, and ruins of a colonial homestead, all just 20 minutes and a $6…

As the Emerald Ash Borer Expands Its Texas Invasion, There Are Ways to Help Stop the Spread

As the Emerald Ash Borer Expands Its Texas Invasion, There Are Ways to Help Stop the Spread

…a particular target—ash trees—to lay their eggs, leaving its larvae to feed on the trees’ insides. After a few years…

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

The History of Glen Rose Can Be Told Through Its Prehistoric Petrified Wood

…utilizing petrified wood—ancient trees turned to stone—in the construction of homes, businesses, walls, wells, and other structures. The Somervell County…

Loud and Invasive, the Monk Parakeet Charmed Its Way Into Texas Almost 50 Years Ago

Loud and Invasive, the Monk Parakeet Charmed Its Way Into Texas Almost 50 Years Ago

…The Lees, who already owned an African grey parrot, noticed this one’s behavior—flying from tree to tree, coming closer and…

Pining for the Perfect Tree

Pining for the Perfect Tree

…on a trip to the Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. More Christmas Tree Farms At the Red Caboose Christmas Tree Farm…

What Is the Greatest Piece of Art in Texas?

What Is the Greatest Piece of Art in Texas?

…y Voces de la Tierra (Tree of Life: Memories and Voices of the Land) by Margarita Cabrera. La Veladora shines…

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

…a canopy of trees. I couldn’t resist. I grabbed my kid and walked toward what turned out to be the…

Oak Tree Thought to be Extinct Found in Big Bend National Park

Oak Tree Thought to be Extinct Found in Big Bend National Park

…and degradation. Photo by Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Arboretum. Although the tree stands over 30 feet tall, it was…

A Livingston Craftsman Turns Native Longleaf Pine Into Handmade Baskets

A Livingston Craftsman Turns Native Longleaf Pine Into Handmade Baskets

…harvesting longleaf pine needles without harming the trees. Though the tribe harvests the needles sustainably, other factors, including fire suppression…

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

…there. Head northwest 32 miles to Skybox Cabins, a retreat featuring treehouse-type cabins in the hills adjoining Dinosaur Valley State…

Meow Wolf Announces Plans for Texas Expansion in Grapevine and Houston

Meow Wolf Announces Plans for Texas Expansion in Grapevine and Houston

…into a luminous forest of Day-Glo tree branches; crawl into the fireplace and enter a whole ’nother world. Subscribe to…

From Bluebonnets to Pecans to Domino Game? Texas Can’t Get Enough of Its State Symbols

From Bluebonnets to Pecans to Domino Game? Texas Can’t Get Enough of Its State Symbols

…accredited by the state, Texas leads the nation in making official our adoration of flowers, mammals, cultural practices, trees, crustaceans,…

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

…in Waco each time they wanted to cut down a tree or alter their land. Possum Kingdom is estimated to…

Three Danes Baking Company Finds a New Audience For Old World Treats

Three Danes Baking Company Finds a New Audience For Old World Treats

…a yellow Victorian bed-and-breakfast in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood. People walk past a big pecan tree and step inside…

‘Árbol de la Vida’ Rises with Beauty and Heritage on the San Antonio River Walk

‘Árbol de la Vida’ Rises with Beauty and Heritage on the San Antonio River Walk

Árbol de la Vida: Memorias y Voces de la Tierra (Tree of Life: Memories and Voices of the Land) looms…

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