Live Oak/Red Bay Planting

As part of the Live Oak/Red Bay Restoration project, we have about 200 live oak acorns from the Big Tree & about 80 red bay seeds to be planted in pots in the new propagation tables located in the gardens at the Rockport AgriLife Extension Office.

If you would like to help, please meet at the AgriLife facility on Thursday morning, August 8. The plan is to start about 8:00 AM and work until the seeds are planted or the day gets too hot, whichever comes first.

If you have gardening tools such as small trowels, please bring them. If you have questions, contact the projects director.

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About the overall project:
Volunteers will source, collect, propagate, and distribute plants native to the Coastal Bend Live Oak/Red Bay Community for the restoration of public or private lands after Hurricane Harvey. This imperiled plant community occupies the maritime forest habitat of our coastal landscape. Hurricane Harvey had a significant impact on this habitat. This will be a multi-year project. The project includes education about the decline of the Live Oak/Red Bay Community and methods for propagating native plants from locally available sources.

Seedlings will be given to public and private landowners for restoration of this community and restoration projects. TPWD will provide guidance and education for the restoration phase of the project, and Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program will provide funding. For more information or to volunteer, contact the Projects Director.

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