Bob and Kelli Phillips’ Texas Country Reporter, Comanche Marker Trees

“Texas Country Reporter” has been a staple of Texas TV since 1972. Every week Bob & Kelli Phillips travel the backroads of Texas to find the people and places who make Texas one-of-a-kind. This channel features what we consider some of our best stories. Not every segment we film gets posted to YouTube, but we …Read More

Texas Department of Transportation Tribal Histories: Comanche Nation Research Report

December 2021 Introduction The TxDOT Tribal Histories Project involves creating a set of geographic historical narratives of tribal presence in Texas through collaboration with participating Tribes. Taking a statewide approach, these histories will serve as resources to inform future statewide transportation planning, project development, tribal consultation activities, and public engagement by TxDOT. The following research …Read More

The Texas Tree Advocacy Workbook

The Texas Tree Advocacy Workbook is a valuable tool for groups of like-minded individuals who want to preserve and protect our Earth’s natural assets for future generations to enjoy. Since 1995, the coalition has worked with grassroots organizations, city and county leaders/officials, public and private entities, and other institutions to preserve trees and urban forests …Read More

Tree Pruning: Art or Science

Published April 2, 2002 By Kevin Bassett Tree pruning is the most important aspect of tree care in the urban environment. Proper tree pruning eliminates deadwood, removes branches that conflict with other branches, and removes limbs that interfere with utility lines and homes. Pruning is also necessary to maintain proper clearances over sidewalks, streets, and …Read More

Why We Should Care About Trees

As published in Insight by North Central Texas Council of Governments September 2009 in the Regional Voices section. InSight Regional Voices – The Regional Voices column offers leaders from throughout the North Central Texas region an opportunity to share their views on the environment and development-related topics of interest to North Texans. To be considered …Read More

Invasive Beetles On Way to Dallas: Emerald Ash Borers Could Be Latest Threat to Trinity Forest

Dallas-Area Environmentalists Warn Invasive Beetle Could Be Latest Threat to Trinity Forest A dreaded beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer, has been found in North Texas, and it’s only a matter of time before it’s detected in Dallas, according to experts. By David Tarrant / January 14, 2021 For decades, Steve Houser could be counted on …Read More

Emerald Ash Borer in Denton

Published May 18, 2020 By DR. MIKE MERCHANT When Denton urban forester Haywood Morgan moved to Texas from Milwaukee, Wisconsin six years ago he thought he was leaving the devastating emerald ash borer behind. Instead the ash borer found him again. Morgan became reacquainted with EAB this month during a trip to look at some …Read More

Growth Conflicts: The Great Trinity Forest Dallas, Texas

Public-Private Commitments to Forest Recovery A Case Study by Callahan Seltzer Ecological Urbanism, Fall 2014Professor Anne Whiston SpirnMassachusetts Institute of Technology CASE STUDY OUTLINEABSTRACTINTRODUCTIONDALLAS: Where Four Landscapes MeetGROWTH PATTERNS: The Trinity Forest in Eras of Canalization, Suburbanization, and DegradationREMEDIATION: The Trinity River Audubon Center Analysis: Successes and ChallengesRECOVERY: The Trinity River Forest Management Plan Analysis: …Read More

Trees That Speak: Marked Trees That Revealed Resources to Nomadic Comanche Still Stand

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BY JIMMY W. ARTERBERRY / SEPTEMBER 2018 The following article was written for Texas Co-op Power, an online community for members of Texas electric cooperatives. The use of trees to identify a location has always been important in the traditional life of the Comanche. In days of old, our ancestors would mark a tree, or …Read More