Next Meeting of the San Antonio NPSOT Chapter:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Exceptionally High Value of the Much Maligned Hackberry

Don Ewers is a NPSOT-SA member and a Master Naturalist. For the next meeting, he will discuss the hackberry tree. The hackberry presents several problems, particularly in an urban environment, that have given it a negative reputation as a “weed” or “trash” tree. However, it serves as one of the most environmentally valuable trees, especially here in South Texas. The numerous essential environmental benefits of the hackberry will be discussed in this presentation.

Time permitting, at the end of the presentation, there will be an opportunity for further discussion of the hackberry, other trees with a similar reputation such as the honey mesquite, and other plants about which there may be questions.

6:30 pm – Social time, snacks, plant exchange
7:00 pm – Meeting and program
Lions Field Adult Center
2809 Broadway (corner of Mulberry & Broadway by Brackenridge Park)
Map to Lions Field Adult Center http://tinyurl.com/LionsField-SA