Magazine article American Forests

1000 Trees for Texas

Magazine article American Forests

1000 Trees for Texas

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The "Lone Star State" may be getting a boost in the form of 1,000 favorite sons over the next few years. AMERICAN FORESTS is working to plant 1,000 offspring of the historic Treaty Oak in communities throughout Texas. These historic live oak trees will help ensure the continued legacy of Texas' most beloved tree and, equally as importantly, will help address Texas' urban tree deficit.

Working with the Texas Forest Service and the city of Austin, AMERICAN FORESTS has collected acorns from the Treaty Oak, grown direct-descendant trees, and is offering these historic trees to citizens, communities, and corporations for planting.

Austin's Treaty Oak has been a living symbol of history for more than five centuries. According to legend, this live oak stood as part of the "Council Oaks," two trees that witnessed a treaty between Indians and Anglo settlers. The man representing the settlers was reputed to be none other than the "Father of Texas," Stephen F. …

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