What better way to wait out the Texas summer heat than from under a great big tree!
Trees actively cool the air through evapotranspiration. They pull water from the soil, and it eventually evaporates off of their leaves in a process called transpiration. They also shade buildings from the brunt of the sun, keeping air conditioning bills down.
When picking a tree, plan for it's eventual size. Look above it for power lines and around it for sidewalks, houses, or other trees.
A well-established tree can be a refuge from the heat for critters and humans alike. Small animals like birds, lizards, squirrels, and insects call trees home year round.
The Yaupon Holly has a hidden superpower! It's leaves contain caffeine and are quite tasty when brewed into a hot cup of tea.
At Texas Discovery Gardens you can find trees of all kinds! From delicate Japanese Maples to strong Montezuma Cypress. We’re open every day from 10-5.