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Winter Tree Fest

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Texas Arboretum sunrise winter tree fest

Celebrate Texas trees in the Arboretum with family-friendly tree climbing, walks and talks, s’more roasting, fort building and more!

The Wildflower Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Winter Tree Fest activities are all free with admission. All tree books and walking sticks will be on special throughout the day at the Store!

Full schedule of events:

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Plant sale (See the plant list here.)
  • Family activities, including: Tree-o-cache with TreeFolks, crafts, games, scavenger hunt
  • Cornhole (bag toss)
  • S’mores by the fire
  • Tree giveaway with TreeFolks
  • Tree climbing with arborists from the Wildflower Center and They Might Be Monkeys (ages 7 to adult)

1 – 3 p.m.

  • Aerial tree yoga demonstrations by Yogapeutics

Walks & Talks

11 a.m. – Trees in the Landscape with Wildflower Center Land Steward, Michelle Bertelsen

Noon – Trees of Central Texas and Their Benefits with Brad Hamel

1 p.m. – Keys to Tree Identification with Colleen Dieter of Red Wheelbarrow Landscape Consulting

1 p.m. – Tree Habitat Walk for Kids with Wildflower Center Education Coordinator, Anjoli Fry

1:30 p.m. – Celebrating the Trees of the Arboretum with Don Gardener, arborist

2 p.m. – Tree pruning demonstration with Jennifer Hrobar

3 p.m. – Oak Wilt Explained with Chris Dolan, City of Austin

Book Signings
Noon – 3 p.m. in the Store

  • “Book of Texas Birds” by Gary Clark & Kathy Adams Clark
  • “Discovering Westcave” by S. Christopher Caran & Elaine Davenport


This event was formerly called “Tree Talk Winter Walk.” 

For updates and to invite friends, RSVP to the Facebook event!


January 28
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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