In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Texas Forest Service, Gretchen Riley co-authored an update of the Famous Trees of Texas, telling the stories of 101 trees throughout the state.
Some are old friends, featured in the first edition and still alive; some are newly designated, discovered as people began to recognize their age and value. All of them remain “living links” to the state’s storied past.
She will share some of those stories at the March 9 Primetimers meeting. A staff forester with the Texas A&M Forest Service, Riley provides coordination and assistance for various urban forestry programs. She holds a Master in Forestry from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Forester and an ISA Certified Arborist.
To enable those wanting to attend that day’s Lenten Recital, the gathering begins at 10 am and the program at 10:30. An $8 lunch will be served at 11:30 to those who RSVP by March 7 to 713-528-0527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Famous Trees of Texas website includes information about the trees, organized by tree name, historical period, historical topic, species, county, and tours.