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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

January 17, 2008

Tree Talk Winter Walk- Get Wild and Woody

What: Tree Talk Winter WalkóGet Wild and Woody
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, January 26, free admission
Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX

Background: The Wildflower Centerís annual Tree Talk Winter Walk is the perfect time to learn about native trees and shrubs and find a few for your backyard. Experts are on hand to guide walks and give tips on landscape design and tree maintenance and there will be habitat hikes for children. Among the special plants for sale are trees grown from seeds collected from the red oaks, live oaks, pecans and cedar elms at the LBJ Ranch National Historic Site. Jackie Poole, author of Rare Plants of Texas, will be signing books at the gift shop from noon to 3 p.m. A list of species, sizes and prices can be found at www.wildflower.org. This event is sponsored by 107.1 KGSR.

Walk and Talk Schedule
11 a.m. - Tips for Tree Maintenance - Guy LeBlanc, Arborist
12 p.m. - Tree Planting Demonstration - Phillip Schulze and Wendy Redding, Wildflower Center
1 p.m. - Oak Wilt I.D. for Your Neighborhood - Jim Houser, Texas Forest Service
2 p.m. - Central Texas Tree I.D. - Joe Marcus, Wildflower Center
3 p.m. - Maintaining the Health of Your Trees - Don Gardner, Arborist

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