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Wednesday - April 10, 2013

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Plant Lists, Trees, Vines
Title: Native trees of Hornsby Bend in Austin, TX
Answered by: Joe Marcus

QUESTION:

We are looking for a list of the trees occurring along and in the vicinity of the Colorado River at Hornsby Bend circa 1820.

ANSWER:

Some of the tree and shrub species occuring in the area of Hornsby Bend at the time of the arrival of English-speaking settlers include:

This list is by no means complete, but the species included here would all have been found at Hornsby Bend or nearby at that time.

 

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