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

Our Newest Addition to the Historic Tree Registry – The Smith-Graybeal Trees in McKinney

The Smith-Graybeal Cedar Trees have ties to two of the founding fathers of American horticulture: pioneer Texas horticulturalist and nurseryman Elbert W. Kirkpatrick, and famed horticulturalist Luther Burbank, whose birthday is celebrated as Arbor Day.  Three Eastern Red Cedar trees and one Deodar Cedar were incorporated into the landscape plan for W.D. Smith, the original …Read More

The Indian Marker Tree Project

To our knowledge, the Texas Historic Tree Coalition (TXHTC) is the only group in the Southwest that works to identify potential Indian marker trees. When our research began, there was no established protocol or set of procedures to follow. The process we use to submit, identify, research, and assist in recognizing a potential Indian marker …Read More

Dennis Downs Speaks in Texas

  Mr. Dennis Downes, Author On January 25th, 2013, WFAA TV posted an article and video by Mr. David Schechter on Indian Marker Trees, entitled Bent trees in North Texas lead the way back in time, and featured Mr. Dennis Downes, explaining why these trees may have been bent by the American Indians in the past and …Read More