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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…

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

trees, which show up at about the same time as the refinery towers, almost make up for it. Palm trees

Capturing the Tenacity and Persistence of the Mesquite

Capturing the Tenacity and Persistence of the Mesquite

…part of the tree—leaves, bean pods, bark, trunk, limbs, gum, and roots. About Juneteenth –> Devil trees. Trash trees. Farmers…

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

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

…Old Baldy is a 500-year-old bald cypress—“one of the oldest bald cypress trees on public land in Texas,” according to…

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…

The Sun Shines on the Swamps of Caddo Lake

The Sun Shines on the Swamps of Caddo Lake

…and floating vegetation, holding his camera on a tripod above his head. “There are moments when the cypress trees, the…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

One morning in early September 2020, a tanker truck from the National Fish Hatchery in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, rumbled…

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

Big Bend’s Oldest Surviving Adobe Structure Gets a Makeover

…tamarisk, and mesquite trees, farmers raised crops for subsistence and to sell to area mining and ranching communities. Most evidence…

Pining for the Perfect Tree

Pining for the Perfect Tree

…when a trailer loaded with trees arrives. We stay out of the way while they unload trees and put them…

Four for Fall: 2010

Four for Fall: 2010

…at the University of Texas’ Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Besides the right species of trees, you need favorable temperatures…

Texas’ Blooming Trees

Texas’ Blooming Trees

trees display their flowers so well as flowering dogwoods,” he writes. “They often are the only trees in bloom below…

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

…of burnt trees flanking the road greeted us like morbid sentries whenever we came to the lake. But the resilience…

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

…or in the shade of the only clump of trees for 200 miles; the city congested at rush hour and…

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

Onera Offers an Opulent Twist on Glamping in Fredericksburg

…refurbished shipping containers—make up Onera, an eclectic collection of overnight quarters tucked in the trees outside of Fredericksburg. Subscribe to…

Kerrville Folk Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Music, Community, and Lasting Memories

Kerrville Folk Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Music, Community, and Lasting Memories

…over the years. Besides playing the main stage, the Threadgill Theater, I’ve played children’s shows and hosted Ballad Trees. I’ve…

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