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

Second Printing of Comanche Marker Trees of Texas Available Now

by Authors Steve Houser, Linda Pelon, and Jimmy Arterberry “… a comprehensive and valuable record of a little-known but fascinating Native legacy, and this book will excite anyone who enjoys contemplating the landscape of Texas.” – DANIEL J. GELO, Professor of Anthropology and Dean, University of Texas at San Antonio  “There are times and places on …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