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Tree Talk Winter Walk

Tree Talk Winter Walk

Tree Talk Winter Walk
Saturday, January 25, 2014  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Admission

Celebrate Texas trees in the Arboretum while learning about understory trees for your yard, ideal trees for wildlife habitat, tree care at this Saturday event. Kids can climb trees with professional arborists, build a fort with tree limbs and branches, go on a tree scavenger hunt and more while adults learn tree care tips and purchase native woody species for planting.

Tree & Shrub Sale - In the midst of the worst drought in decades, take this opportunity to replace non-natives with hardy Texas natives and plant more for the future. It's still a great time to plant trees!

In addition to a wide selection of native trees and shrubs for sale, there will be guided walks and talks by experts and lots of family-friendly activities including Kids' Tree Climb sponsored by They Might Be Monkeys, Build a Fort, Marshmallow Roast, Swing in the Cathedral of Oaks and a Tree Scavenger Hunt. TreeFolks is providing native tree saplings to those who complete the scavenger hunt.  The Cafe will be in the Arboretum also with hot beverages and snack food.  Cash only. 

Tree & Shrub Sale

The plant list is updated daily leading up to the sale. Some species are available only in limited quantities and sizes so check back often for the latest list. Please bring a wagon to load up your plants. CASH or CHECK PREFERRED.

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Prices do not include sales tax. Wildflower Center Members receive a 10% discount. CASH or CHECK PREFERRED.

Size Price
4 inch $3.00
1 gallon $9.00
2 or 3 gallon $13.00
5 gallon $27.00
10 or 15 gallon $73.00 

Schedule of Activities

*All activities held in the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum.

Walks & Talks
(Meet at the Tent Area)

10 a.m.  State Champion Trees - Eric Beckers - Texas Forest Service

11 a.m.  Understory Trees - Kari Gaukler - TreeFolks

12 p.m.  Trees for Habitat - Jane Tillman - Travis Audubon 

1 p.m.    Landscaping with Trees-Elias Guerrero-Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

2 p.m.    How To Keep Your Trees Strong- Don Gardner, Consulting Arborist

3 p.m.    Oak Wilt Identification & Treatment- Chris Dolan, City of Austin

Exhibits (Tent Area)

City of Austin Prescribed Burns Display, Prescribed Fire Gear
Texas Forest Service Firewise

Kids Activities 
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Kids' Tree Climb sponsored by They Might Be Monkeys! Texas Tree & Land Co. (Oak Motte Area)

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Fort Building (By Tree Climb)

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Scavenger Hunt

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  (Tent Area)

Capital Area Master Naturalists "TREE-mendous Trees!" activity for kids 10 and older and  families

Discovery Tables (featuring  leaves, berries, bark, bird nests)

Count Tree Rings

Make paper tree cookies

Make leaf rubbing booklet

What Comes from a Tree

Name that Seed Game

Sensory Bag/Tree Sort

In the Store

Pam Penick signs Lawn Gone, noon to 2 p.m.  All tree books and walking sticks on special.

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