The Kirkpatrick Historic Tree Program

In 2017, the Graybeal family moved into the historic Smith home in McKinney, Texas. Dr. Gary Graybeal took steps to preserve and protect the magnificent old trees on his property. Research on the trees revealed a connection to E.W. Kirkpatrick and the rich history of Texas. In 1870, Pioneer Texas Horticulturalist Elbert W. Kirkpatrick (1844-1924) …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