Tree Talk Winter Walk
Saturday, January 26, 2013 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Get back to nature and explore the new Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum during this year's Tree Talk Winter Walk!
Our annual Tree Talk Winter Walk is the perfect time to explore the beauty and benefits of native trees and shrubs while learning how to identify, select and plant them.
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 serving hot drinks and tasty refreshments in the tent area so please bring cash if you want a yummy treat while exploring the Arboretum.
Prices do not include sales tax. Wildflower Center Members receive a 10% discount. CASH or CHECK PREFERRED.
|2 or 3 gallon||$13.00|
|10 or 15 gallon||$73.00|
*All activities held in the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum.
Walks & Talks
(Meet at the Tent Area)
10 a.m. Artistic Anatomy of Trees- Margie Crisp, Artist & Author of River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado (Will cover some basic sketching techniques. Materials provided.)
11 a.m. Tree Identification- TreeFolks
12 p.m. Texas Arboretum Tour- Damon Waitt, Wildflower Center
1 p.m. Tree Planting Demo-Elias Guerrero, Wildflower Center
2 p.m. Tree Care- Don Gardner, Consulting Arborist
3 p.m. Oak Wilt Identification & Treatment- Chris Dolan, City of Austin
Exhibits (Tent Area)
Texas Forest Service Firewise
Artist Yan Lee displays pen and ink drawings of famous and historical trees of America (Prints for sale)
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)