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

Trees Worth Remembering

There are trees on our list that no longer stand, or that have died and still stand. We keep them on the Texas Historic Tree Registry because there’s much to learn from a tree that had a long, healthy life.   In the course of our research, we learn about the environment surrounding a tree, …Read More

Medicinal Uses of Trees

From:  Trees of the World, An Illustrated Encyclopedia and Identifier Although the bark and wood of trees is seldom edible, extracts from them have given rise to some of the world’s most important medicines.  Malaria is said to have killed more people than all of the wars and plagues in history combined.  Oliver Cromwell and Alexander …Read More