Texas Tree Trails Update: Hike Through the New Additions on Our Website
Published February 8, 2005 By TEXAS TREE TRAILS
The Texas Tree Trails (TTT) program is a project to find, locate, recognize, measure, photograph, and gather data on the significant trees in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The gathered information is available to the public in the form of a virtual tour on the Internet. Texas Tree Trails showcases the importance of the local botanical, historic, and cultural treasures and is an integral key to preserving them for future generations.
The three supporting members of the Texas Tree Trails project (Texas Forest Service, the Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council, and the Dallas Historic Tree Coalition) have been working hard to add more information and more beautiful and significant trees to our website for your viewing.
- The newest trail addition is the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Champion Tree Trail - http://www.texastreetrails.org/tours/fwbg_trail.html. There are 9 DFW Regional Champion Trees one of which is a State Champion. Each tree is represented with photographs and identification information. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Champion Tree Trail will be online soon. The trees on both trails were measured with the help of our volunteers from the Master Naturalist and Master Gardener programs. Also added to the website is extensive measuring techniques including handouts, photographs, and Power Point presentations. These tools give our volunteers an easy place to review measuring methods, teach friends, and to give them confidence in their measuring abilities. If you would like to be a volunteer and learn to measure these champion trees, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Check out TTT News: http://www.texastreetrails.org/ttt_news.html. View recent articles pertaining to trees in our area by the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. And witness the official unveiling of Texas Tree Trails by viewing our Press Conference at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Speakers include Don Henley, Honorary Chairman; Matt Grubisich & Courtney Blevins, Texas Forest Service; Bill Seaman, Dallas Historic Tree Coalition; Sarah Bjornson, Project Manager; and Doug Pierson, webmaster.
- The Texas Tree Trails group has received a $10,000.00 grant from the Texas Forest Service to improve and maintain our website, hire a summer intern to help measure and photograph our current State and Regional Champions, and create a program to help other cities in Texas begin their own Tree Trails.
Take a moment to tour our wonderful website and bring a little of the outdoors in.