Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are hosting a cooperative workshop on re-establishing urban and rural woodlands Friday afternoon on June 16th.

    It has been several years since the major wildfires burned through Bastrop County. Significant recovery has taken place since the fires but residents may still wonder what can be done to reclaim the beauty of their homes and woodlands.

    Join with us to learn what your options are for protecting your home against future fires, mature tree care, controlling woody brush sprouts and wild-scaping to bring wildlife and beauty back into your yards and woodland habit. We will also get an overview of lessons learned in re-establishing pine trees within the Bastrop State Park.

    This workshop will present a variety of topics to help Landowners take a more proactive role in re-establishing plants within their woodland landscapes that will add beauty and diversity,” said Texas A&M Forest Service Staff Forester Daniel Lewis. “We want landowners to know what options are available and to learn about what plant varieties will thrive here as well as techniques they can use to manage species composition so that pine trees are not replaced by oak and yaupon thickets.”

    The workshop is Free and will take place at the Bastrop Refectory in Bastrop State Park at 3005 TX-21, Bastrop, Texas on Friday, June 16 from 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch, but coffee and snacks will be provided.

    Please call or email to register your attendance by June 14th, please contact Daniel Lewis at 979-968-5555 or


    Daniel Lewis, Staff Forester