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Leaving our well kept and ordered Master Gardens, just behind our Greenhouse and Demonstration Beds lies a short but informative trail through the woodlands located at the back of the Extension office grounds where you can find out about the trees and other plants that grow wild in this part of Texas.
There are places for any that want to rest or just to sit and take in all that mother nature gives us here in East Texas. At the back of the trail there is a large picnic table where visitors can just rest or enjoy a snack in the primitive surroundings.
As you enter the woodland trail the first marked tree is on the right and is a Water Oak. In the image above it is the first tree just as you enter. The next marked tree is an Eastern Red Cedar. The pages that take you on the virtual woodland trail follow the trail to the right. Along the way, several trees have signs with their name at the base. The accompanying web pages (a work still in progress) offer additional information on each of the trees and plants that have been marked with a sign.
The trail is a work in progress and will continually grow in the information offered with signs and placards placed inconspicuously so as to not detract from the natural flora.
The current Bed Heads for our Woodland Trail are Mike and Martha Deming. The trail was initially cut through by Andre Brogoitti. Andre, other Master Gardeners and our local boy scout troop constructed the bridges across the creek and the picnic table at the back of the Woodland Trail. We want to thank all who contributed to this effort by the Cypress Basin Master Gardeners Association and to invite the public out to relax along the trail and see a naturally wooded area for this part of East Texas.
Here is a list of the trees and Plants on our Woodland Trail
List includes past and current plants
|Water Oak||Eastern Red Cedar|
|Black Cherry||Rattan Vine||Winged Elm|
|Sweet Gum||Flowering Dogwood||Carolina Laurel Cherry|
|Short Leaf Pine||Red Maple||Willow Oak|
|Red Mulberry||Burford Holly||Loblolly Pine|
|Privet Ligustrum Amur||American Beautyberry Bush||Greenbriar Vine|
|Hawthorn||Long Leaf Uniola Grass||Wood Violet|
|Scarlett Buckeye||Hosta Guacamole||Hosta Halcyon|
|Native Coral Honeysuckle||Pecan||Black Gum|
|The bed head for the Woodland Trail is Michael Clark. Michael graduated to become a Texas Master Gardener in 2016 and took on leadership roles almost immediately. Michael has served as President, has served on the Garden Show committee and volunteered to take over the Woodland Trail in 2018 and again in 2021. So here is a great big thank you to John and all of the other Master Gardeners that have worked to make the Woodland Trail the wonderful place of solace that it has become.|
|Bob graduated as a certified Texas Master Gardener in 2021 and immediately jumped in to become co bedhead of the Woodland Trail and Secretary of the group.|
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