Brief description: A densly populated Evergreen tree spread throught 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 1 inch long cup, somewhat narrowed at the base. This is a common meal for the Indians of Texas.
The Live Oak is found on the coastally throughout 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. The Texas Live Oak are a very important part of Texas's history due to their longitivity.
Brief description: A large tree growing up and over a hundred feet tall and a thick straight trunk up to four feet in diameter. The twigs and bark are a reddish to light brown color, with narrow trenches.The leaves are 12 to 20 inches long with leaflets that are 3 to 8 inches long and 1 to 2 inches wide. On top they are slightly fuzzy, and beneath it is pale light green to yellow. The fruit which blooms in the fall, and is in clusters from 3 to 11. It is widely dispersed for its sweet oily taste. The fruit of the Pecan was very important food source for the native and wildlife population.
Pecan is found in Central to East Texas in moist soils, near streams and river bottoms. The Pecan is the most fastest growing hickory, and is widely spread across Texas. This is to have properties and that would be used by the Indians.
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