The 16-acre Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum is a classic arboretum featuring a diversity of Texas trees. A 1.07-mile looping path meanders through meadows of native grasses and wildflowers and connects visitors with groupings of trees. Major features include a collection of Texas oak species (Texas has the greatest diversity of oaks in the U.S.), the Hall of Texas Heroes (a collection of live oaks descended from famous oak trees across Texas) and the swings in the Cathedral Oaks. Opened in 2011, the arboretum is a "lifetime project" that serves as a resource for tree identification, field trips, outdoor classes and tree-related events.
Texas Oak Collection
By the Numbers. Oaks (Quercus spp.) are without doubt one of the most important groups of plants the northern hemisphere.
Historically, oaks have been an important source of food, fuel and building materials throughout their range. But did you know that in the state of Texas you will find 53 different oak species which is 74% of all oak species in the United States? This collection of trees celebrates the diversity of oaks in Texas and serves as a repository of oak germplasm for future generations to study and enjoy.
View Texas Oak Collection Collection in Native Plant Information Network.