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The communications office of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides media with timely, accurate information about the Wildflower Center. Below are recent press releases related to Center events and to staff expertise on conservation practices, native plant gardening, nature education, and native plant resources and research findings. For more information or photos beyond those on the newsroom site, please contact:

    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez
512.232.0105
brodriguez@wildflower.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2004

Tree Talk & Winter Walk

Cooler weather signals a great time of year to plant trees. On Saturday, January 22, 2005, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will host Tree Talk & Winter Walk, an opportunity to learn more about trees in your environment, and to purchase a native Texas tree for your home. Admission is free and more than 30 tree species will be available for sale.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., this one-day event is packed with organized walks, talks, demonstrations, children's activities, and useful information on trees including proper tree care, maintenance, planning and landscaping with trees.

Activities and Speakers Include:

  • 10 a.m. Talk - "The Value of the Urban Forest," Jim Carse, Texas Forest Service
  • 11 a.m. Walk & Talk - "Beneficial Trees for Wildlife in Your Garden," Bill Stout, National Wildlife Federation
  • Noon Tree Planting Demonstration - TreeFolks
  • 1 p.m. Walk - "Designing with Trees," landscape designer Elizabeth McGreevy Seiler
  • 2 p.m. Talk - "How to Identify & Manage Oak Wilt," Dr. Damon Waitt, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  • 3 p.m. Walk & Talk - "Maintaining the Health of Your Trees," arborist Don Gardner
  • 4 p.m. Walk - "Bird Friendly Trees & Shrubs," Jane Tillman, Travis Audubon Society

    For more event information including the tree sale species list, visit $link(nd=ttww, www.wildflower.org).

    Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse, Austin, TX 78739

    Admission: FREE

    Tree Talk & Winter Walk 2005 is sponsored by $link(http://www.kgsr.com/ target=_blank, 107.1 KGSR)
    and presented in cooperation with $link(http://www.treefolks.org/ target=_blank, TreeFolks).

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