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Native Plant Society Drought Impact Program

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 7:00pm

Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will host Courtney Blevins, who will present ‘Drought Impact on Native Texas Trees’ on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Cherry Park Community Center, 313 Davis Street. The public is invited.
The program will look at the drought effects on trees and what residents can expect from its impact. Severe water deficits in trees have an adverse effect on many of the tree's growth processes which will injure the trees and may kill them. Water stressed trees are more vulnerable to insect and disease pests. Numerous symptoms displayed by hardwood trees related to water stress include wilting leaves. At night with normal rainfall totals, trees will rehydrate and recover from temporary wilting, but during prolonged dry periods, the trees do not recover during the overnight period, and prolonged drought conditions usually kill most species of plants.
Blevins graduated with a BS in Forest Science in 1983 from Stephen F. Austin State University. She worked with the US Forest Service in Texas and Wyoming before joining the Texas Forest Service for the past 30 years. Since 1991, Courtney has been a Regional Urban Forester.
The Cross Timbers Chapter of the NPSOT meets the second Thursday of the month (except July and December) at Cherry Park Community Center, 313 Davis Street (west side of Cherry Park) in Weatherford. The chapter business meeting is at 6:30 p.m. followed by a social at 6:45 p.m. with the presentation starting at 7 p.m. Its mission is to promote the conservation, research, and utilization of native plants and plant habitats in Texas through education, outreach, and example.
For more information visit the website http://npsot.org/CrossTimbers or call Eileen Porter, 817-596-5567. The public is welcome, and light refreshments will be served.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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