Treaty Oak in Austin

The Treaty Oak is a southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) located in Treaty Oak Park on Baylor St. between 5th and 6th downtown. This historic tree is said to be over 500 years old. In 1927, our green piece of history was inducted into the American Forestry hall of fame. They said it to be the “most perfect specimen” of a tree in north America. The Treaty Oak is the last tree standing from a group of trees known as the Council Oaks. The grove was 14 trees strong at one time.
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The Waller Creek Project

The City of Austin has been planning for some time now to do a major restoration to Waller creek. If you are not familiar with this creek, it is one of the major tributaries that funnel into Lady Bird Lake on the east side of downtown, mostly along Red River, just west of IH-35. Waterloo Park is the main city park where you can check out the creek.
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Texas tree climbing competition in Austin, May 28-30, 2009

Primitive people or modern monkeys? Come to Go Valle Park in Austin on May 28, 29 and 30 to find out for yourself.

Seriously, the best tree workers from around the state will be gathering to share climbing techniques and see how their skills match up. The winner of this chapter events wins a slew of prizes included a paid trip to the international competition being help in Rhode Island this year.This is one the the biggest events of the year for the Texas chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The ISA is the organization responsible for certifying arborists.
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