Brief description: A densely populated Evergreen tree spread throughout Texas. The tree can grow up to a hundred feet in diameter, and as tall as 50 feet. The bark and twigs are a dark to light greyish color and becomes darker with age. The leaves are thick,shiny, and dark green on top,lighter below. The fruit, which is the acorn, is about a 1 inch long cup, somewhat narrowed at the base. This was a common meal for the Indians of Texas.
The Live Oak is found on the coastally through the central plains of Texas. This wood was used as a very important resource for the Caminos Reales area. Settlers built homes, tools and other necessities from this hard, heavy and strong wood. Texas Live Oak are a very important part of Texas's history due to their longitivity.
Brief description: A narrow crowned medium size tree up to 65 feet and a trunk that has 2 feet diameter. The twigs and branches are red to light brown ,varying from season to season. The texture of the bark and the branches are rough and have ridges, or crevices. The leaves are green to yellow; and they are paler beneath.
This tree has adapted to many different soils and climates all over Texas. The wood is knotted and heavy.
Brief description: A tree up to 40 feet tall with redish-grey branches, a broad open crown and a short trunk about 18 inches in diameter.
The mesquite was a widely used tree in Texas. For most native americans, the tree was used for a source of food, shelter,
medicine, and an exellent source of fuel for cooking.
The cattle have carried the seeds up from Mexico through Texas.
The mesquite is a widely used tree in Texas for most Native Americans. The tree was used for a source of food, shelter,
medicine and an excellent source of fuel for cooking.
Honey Mesquite is a common plant throughout most of Texas, except the piney woods where it occurs in isolated populations.
Common name: Mesquite
Brief description: This tree has the same properties as the honey mesquite, except the limbs are grey instead of redish - grey; and there are more known medical properties.
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