Together, we planted 200 trees and turned a wide-open park into a home for bald cypress, cedar elm
and bur oak.
The nine volunteers gave 36 hours of their time by planting a mix of 26 native Texas trees (bur oak, bald cypress, and cedar elm
) along the Campion Trails.
The strategy of the landscape design reconciles nature and man-made settings; drought-tolerant vegetation species such as cedar elm
trees and buffalo grass were selected, and subtle grading of land evokes memories of natural landscape forms.
(1987) reported that bottomland forests dominated by sugarberry (Celtis laevigata variety laevigata), cedar elm
(Ulmus crassifolia), and pecan (Carya illinoinensis) comprised the most widely distributed forests in Texas.
The plant life changed with the landscape, craggy Escarpment oaks, cedar elm
, and what Ed Dorn called "spicy chaparral." It marks the beginning of the Hill Country, which, geologically, is related to the uplift that formed the Rocky Mountains.
In analyzing DNA of roots taken from 21 caves in central Texas, they reported on the rooting depths of live, shin oak, oak, ash juniper, hackberry, American elm and cedar elm
Draping Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) and another epiphytic bromeliad, the rare Bailey's ball moss (Tillandsia baileyi), cling to cedar elm
(Ulmus crassifolia) and Texas ebony.
On Saturday, November 4, the eighteen volunteers gave 72 hours of service in planting bur oak, bald cypress, cedar elm
and crape myrtle trees.
Dominant trees associated with the land snails we found (sweet pecan Carya illinoensis, American elm Ulmus americana, cedar elm
Ulmus crassifolia, black willow Salix nigra, eastern cottonwood Populus deltoides, and sycamore Platanus occidentalis) supports placing our study site within the pecan-elm (Carya-Ulmus) forest of the east-central plains (Gould et al., 1960; McMahan et al., 1984).
Woody species of the riparian zone included bald cypress (Taxodium distichum), black willow (Salix nigra), American and cedar elm
(Ulmus americana, U.
This time the trees - a mix of bald cypress, bur oak and cedar elm
- were planted to replace those lost in flooding of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River last year.
Surveyors found five species of trees on the study area, including four oak species and cedar elm