Tree Talk Winter Walk
Saturday, January 23, 2016 9 am to 5 pm
Admissions Prices: The Wildlfower Center will charge regular admission prices for Tree Talk Winter Walk. Get in free by becoming a member today!
Celebrate Texas trees in the Arboretum while learning about trees for your yard, ideal trees for wildlife, and tree care.
We will have a wide selection of native trees and shrubs for sale, and there will be guided walks and talks by experts and lots of family-friendly activities including shelter building with tree branches, a marshmallow roast and bonfire, storytime, swinging in the Cathedral of Oaks and a tree scavenger hunt.
Tree & Shrub Sale
Take this opportunity to replace non-natives with hardy Texas natives and plant more for the future. Winter is a great time to plant trees!
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 ONLY.
Prices do not include sales tax. Wildflower Center Members receive a 10% discount. CASH or CHECK ONLY.
|2 or 3 gallon||$13.00|
|10 or 15 gallon||$73.00|
Schedule of Activities
Walks & Talks
(Meet at the sale area)
- Benefits of Trees/Local Species - Brad Hamel, Texas Forest Service
- Tree Planting Demonstration, TreeFolks
- Tree Pruning Demonstration - Jim Carse, UT Austin, Urban Forestry
- The Importance of Native Trees - Don Gardener, Consulting Arborist
- Oak Wilt-Chris Dolan, City of Austin
- Kids' Tree Climb sponsored by They Might Be Monkeys! Texas Tree & Land Co.
- Fort Building
- Scavenger Hunt
- Discovery Tables
- What Comes From a Tree
- Invasive Species
- Storytime by the fire pit
Additional Participating Organizations
- Austin Fire Department
- Capital Area Master Naturalists
- Texas Forest Service
In the Store
- "Common Tree & Shrub Leaves of Central Texas Guide" by Thomas Koschmieder will be available.
- All tree books and walking sticks will be on special for the day.
- 1pm - Meet the Sculptor tour and talk with Sun McColgin
- 1pm - 4pm - Artist Crystal Orlando in the McDermott Learning Center
Thanks to our Media Sponsor!