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Waller Creek Conservancy Plants Heritage Live Oaks at the Waller Delta

Working with Waller Creek Conservancy and the City of Austin, The University of Texas and Dell Seton Medical Center provided five new trees for Austinites to enjoy on the parkland at the Waller Delta, where the mouth of Waller Creek meets Lady Bird Lake.

Trees provide numerous benefits to the natural ecology of Waller Creek and these five Live Oaks will become a shady respite near the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. Studies show: a single tree can remove up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air every year, planting a tree improves water quality, prevents runoff and erosion, and helps recharge the ground water supply, and trees support a tremendous and dynamic array of wildlife.

Special thanks to our friends at JE Dunn and CleanScapes for their work on this project.

Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons