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AT (IN-PERSON) Trees-They’re Unbe”leaf”able Seminar

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hello BPTMN Members!

This is a day-long seminar about trees/forest ecology, sponsored by the Friends of LLELA (Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area). Our very own Rick and Lisa Travis will cap off the seminar with a lecture on North Texas trees, and a walk through the woodlands at Thrive Park in Lewisville.  There is a cost for this seminar.


Program:  Trees: They’re Unbeleafable! Seminar

Date:  Saturday, January 21, 2023

Time:  9:00 AM-3:00 PM CST


9 to 9:10 – Welcome and Orientation

9:15 to 10:15 – City of Lewisville Tree Canopy Survey:

Speakers; Stacie Anaya, Director of Lewisville Parks and Recreation and Russell Marusak, Environmental/Natural Resources Team Leader, Halff Associates, Inc.

Explanation of tree canopy survey and how the results will guide the efforts to create a more livable and comfortable city.

10:20 to 11:20 am – Carbon Capture of Native Trees:

Speaker; Dr. Alexandra Ponette-Gonzalez Associate Professor of City & Metropolitan Planning, Curator of Urban Ecology Natural History Museum University of Utah via Zoom.

Dr. Ponette-Gonzalez will share the results of a very interesting suite of studies, conducted with her team, in which they measured the amount of black carbon particles captured by post oak and live oak trees, and the amount of the black carbon transported to the ground with falling leaves.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Lunch and Native Trees Slide Show

12:30 to 1:30 pm The Effects of the 2022 drought on our Trees:

Speaker: Mike Sills Dallas County Urban Forester TFS

Mike will discuss the damage that drought causes to trees in general and specifically effects of last summer’s hot dry weather on the local tree canopy.

1:30 to 3:00 pm – Native Trees of North Texas, Talk and Walk:

Speakers; Rick and Lisa Travis, Texas Mater Naturalists, Blackland Prairie Chapter

Join Rick and Lisa Travis for an introduction to our native trees. Their presentation will talk about what North Texas trees are most valuable to wildlife and the different ways and parts of the tree wildlife makes use of. Following the talk, weather permitting, we will go on a tree ID hike though Thrive Nature Park, across the street.

Location:  Lewisville Thrive Center, 1950 S Valley Pkwy, Lewisville, TX 75067 Dogwood Rooms

Cost:  $30 (includes lunch)

Registration:  https://www.friendsofllela.org/event/trees-theyre-unbeleafable/

Dress:  Routine dress code for activity in the field: Long-pants, boots/close-toed shoes; long-sleeved shirts are recommended.  Master Naturalists should wear their name badges.

Contact:  Rick Travis, rickt@bptmn.org

Logging AT:  Approved for 3.5 hours of AT (excludes first talk on tree survey in Lewisville and lunch).  Log as AT: BPTMN: Other Pre-Approved Training with “Trees: They’re Unbeleafable” the description box.

Linda Nixon
BPTMN Communications Director


January 21
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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