The Capitol Trail of Trees - A Guide to the Historic and Significant Trees on the Texas Capitol Grounds - Welcome to the Texas Capitol Trail of Trees. This guide is designed to help you recognize and appreciate 25 tree species found on the historic Capitol grounds. The trail starts at the State Seal of Texas located on the steps just outside the south Capitol entrance door. The trees are marked with numbered signs. The trail is a little less than a mile and can be traveled comfortably in about an hour.
You can take this trip on the trail with you! Go to EveryTrail for information on how to download the free ap to your iPhone or Android phone. Once you have downloaded the ap, you can download the tree trail and walk the trail with your phone as your guide.
The text images on this Trail are designed for small phone screens - to see them better on your computers web browser, click on the 'View map fullscreen' link under the map above.
Credits: Project Concept and Text: John Giedraitis, Texas Forest Service. Editors: Douglas Young, State Preservation Board. Graphic Design and Illustrations: Robert O’Brien Design. Funding Assistance: Texas Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. TFS Circular #304. March 2009 printed edition. 2010 EveryTrail edition. You can view the Trail of Trees brochures online here http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/spb/plan/Tours.htm
The Texas Forest Service has many Texas Tree Trail maps online in the EveryTrail format at www.GreatTexasTreeTrail.org. Check there for champion, historic and other Great Texas Tree Trails in your neck of the woods. For more info on how to identify trees, visit the Texas Forest Service Tree ID Website.
If you have a tree trail that you would like to post to www.GreatTexasTreeTrail.org contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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