OUR WITNESS TREE PROGRAM
Denton Creek Bur Oak: The Denton Creek Bur Oak was discovered by a Coppell family along the Denton Creek trail. It was named a Big Tree of Texas and was designated the third largest Bur Oak in the DFW region in 2011, with a circumference of 179 inches at breast height. The tree was subsequently struck by lightning, but part of the trunk remains.
Houston Campsite oak: Under this tree, Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas, camped for almost six weeks in 1843, preparing to sign the first treaty with Native Americans, which would aid local settlement and support Houston’s attempts to promote statehood for Texas.
This oak is an official Famous Tree of Texas.
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