The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS), through Texas A&M University Press, first published Famous Trees of Texas as a hardcover book in 1970. The Texas A&M Forest Service Famous Trees of Texas website updates and replaces the original book and subsequent editions. TFS created the website in an effort “to memorialize those trees which have been witness to some of the exciting periods and events in Texas’ frontier history.”
Here you will find the most current listing of trees from A to Z, by Historical Period, Historical Topic, Tree Species, or by County. You can also create a “tour” of the trees online!
Goose Island Oak, the Pioneer Oak, the Treaty Oak, Goodnight-Loving Pecan, Rough Riders Pecan, and the San Saba Mother Pecan are just to name a few of the Famous Trees of Texas the Forest Service has recognized.