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Tree Talk Winter Walk

Tree Talk Winter Walk

Tree Talk Winter Walk
Saturday, January 24, 2015  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Admission

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 Kids' Tree Climb sponsored by They Might Be Monkeys, shelter building with tree branches, a marshmallow roast and bonfire, storytime,  swinging 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

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

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

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 sale area)

  • 10 a.m. - Urban Forests with Brad Hamel, Texas Forest Service
  • 11 a.m. - Fire Ecology, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  • 12 p.m. - Tree Planting Demonstration, TreeFolks
  • 2 p.m.   - Preparing Trees for Extreme Summer Heat with Don Gardener, Consulting    Arborist
  • 3 p.m.   - Oak Wilt with Chris Dolan, City of Austin

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)
  • 10 a.m. - Storytime by the fire pit
  • 9 a.m.   - 5 p.m.
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Discovery Tables (featuring trees, leaves, berries, bark, bird nests)
  • What Comes from a Tree
  • Invasives or Not?

Additional Participating Organizations

  • Austin Fire Department
  • Austin Resource Recovery
  • Capital Area Master Naturalists
  • International Society of Arboriculture
  • Williamson County Native Plant Society of Texas
In the Store

Thomas Koschmieder will be discussing and signing his Common Tree & Shrub Leaves of Central Texas Guide from 1 to 4 pm. 

All tree books & walking sticks are 20% off one day only.

Thanks to our Media Sponsor!

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