Famous Trees of Texas
First edition, December 1970.
"Trees have always been as basic to man's needs as the food he eats. Their benefits are so much a part of his very existence that these blessings are often taken for granted. It is a foolish man, indeed, who believes he is beyond the influence of trees. They are his legacy of the past, his boon for the present and his promis for the future."
"The purpose of this book is to memorialize those trees which have been a witness to some of the exciting periods and events in Texas' frontier history. Some were present when the Texans shook off the yoke of the Mexican domination, and since then have been silent witnesses to the development of a dynamic state."
"Some of the trees featured herein have been marked and are being preserved. Many, however, have received little or no attention. All of Texas' famous trees should be marked, protected, and made accessible for visits by this and future generations. There is still time to preserve this legacy."
We hope you enjoy this beautiful colletion as much as we do.