News Categories: Parks & Trails

Preserving History with Precinct 4’s Legacy Trees

By Crystal Simmons When Harris County Precinct 4 Arborist Laura Carlton plants a tree, she not only considers its future but also its history. With Texas A&M’s Famous Trees of Texas as her guide, Carlton travels the state collecting acorns, seeds, and cuttings from trees present during significant historical events, such as the Galveston Storm […]

Trapping: A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem

Raccoons, squirrels, opossums, bats, and snakes – they’re the animals homeowners love to hate. These adaptable species often invade homes in search of food and shelter. Left unchecked, they can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Although wildlife relocation may seem like a humane option, the practice can be costly, ineffective, and detrimental to animals. […]

Humble ISD’s Mosaic Program Adopts Trail

Students with Humble ISD’s Mosaic program recently traveled to Jones Park to officially kick off their participation in the park’s Adopt-A-Trail Program. As part of their commitment, students will dedicate at least one year to removing invasive species and clearing the area along Jones Park’s River Birch Trail. The Mosaic program, which serves special education […]

Find Rare and Unusual Plants at March March

Planning a lush landscape makeover? While major retail garden centers may seem like a good place to start, they often offer a limited variety of plants. Make your yard stand out by heading to Mercer Botanic Gardens for the annual March Mart Plant Sale Friday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, […]