State Parks: Trees for Bastrop

Bastrop State Park

Bastrop State Park

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Bastrop State park lost most of its beloved loblolly pines in last year’s Labor Day wildfires. But our State park Guide Bryan Frasier says thanks to the Arbor Day Foundation – and you –the park is getting new trees this fall.

59—Arbor Day Foundation, along with a lot of corporate sponsors, has helped integrate this program where people can sponsor trees. For a dollar a piece, for up to the next five years, it’s a way that people can tangibly get involved and help re-grow Bastrop State Park…and those big, tall, drought resistant loblolly pines that make the lost Pines forest so unique and such a worthy destination here in Central Texas. After we’ve done some erosion management, after we’ve done all the surveys, now we’re approaching the time to get some trees in the ground. And people have really been anticipating this – and Arbor Day Foundation has it all set up. You can go to TPW website,, and click on the ‘Help Restore Lost Pines’ banner link, and it will take you right to the Arbor Day site and how to get involved and how to do it. And we are so excited about this partnership and about the future of Bastrop, Central Texas, and the Lost Pines forest.

Thanks Bryan

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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