Trail Construction Update 3.24.22

Trail Construction Update 3.24.22

Update on the trail construction! Selected info from the email sent by the city: Construction is progressing on Northern Walnut Creek Trail Section 2A, from Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park to Oakbrook Drive. Since beginning construction in Fall 2021, the contractor has...
Our Trail is Changing Fast!

Our Trail is Changing Fast!

It’s for real now! You can see it without going onto it, at the Lamar entrances just south of the bridge over Walnut Creek (Fig 1). Heavy earth-moving equipment has been working there for several weeks, and there are now caliche construction “roads” that eventually...
Canopy Comments – Root Girdling

Canopy Comments – Root Girdling

Tree planting season is here and it is a good time to get excited about planting and caring for young trees! In order to ensure that trees live a long, healthy life, it is important to inspect the tree’s root system before you buy. When a young tree is raised in a...
Trail Construction Update 3.24.22

Canopy Comments – Austin Treebune

The Austin Treebune: Austin’s Urban Forest Newsletter is an electronic newsletter which focuses on the preservation and development of Austin’s urban forest, and events and activities which support this. “Austin’s urban forest is composed of...
Canopy Comments – Canopy Restoration

Canopy Comments – Canopy Restoration

Lacey Oak (Quercus Lacey) The Lacey Oak is native to the Edwards Plateau shallow, limestone or caliche soil, generally on the west side of Austin. It grows from 30-50′ high and has a spread of 25′. One of the smaller oaks, it is considered ideal for small...

Canopy Comments – Canopy Restoration

Photo from Sharon Porter If you are considering planting a tree or even trees this fall, either to replace lost canopy, or to add to the canopy in your yard, it is worth taking a walk down Hunters Lane to see the effects of recents years’s plantings there....
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