Donated trees planted at Doss, Cherry Spring schools

Fredericksburg chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas recently completed two donations supported by JP’s Tree Care Specialists under a partnership begun earlier this year.

Doss School received a donation from the Native Plant Society of native perennials to start a pollinator garden plus Bur, Chinquapin and Monterrey oaks from JP’s.

Children, teachers, parents and volunteers all joined in the digging, planting and labeling on delivery day.

Cherry Spring School and Community Center, one of the historic Gillespie County Country Schools, received a cedar elm last spring and a bur oak this fall through the same program.

Members of the board were on hand to receive and plant the tree.

Earlier this year, the 2017 Gillespie County Leadership class planted redbuds, donated through this program, in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park as part of their class project. The City of Fredericksburg will soon receive additional trees for planting in city parks.

JP’s Tree Care Specialists and the Fredericksburg chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas began their partnership this spring to promote the planting of native trees in the area.

For each 45-gallon tree sold, the local firm donates a native tree sapling to an area organization or project selected by the Native Plant Society for its public education value. Native trees are adaptable, use less water, need less maintenance, and provide habitat and food for wildlife.

Species available include the Bald Cypress, Bur Oak, Cedar Elm, Chinquapin Oak, Monterrey Oak, Montezuma Cypress, Shumard Oak, Southern Live Oak, and Texas Redbud.

JP’s Tree Care Specialists may be reached at (210) 360-9634 or at their website,

The Native Plant Society welcomes requests from other organizations that would like to participate in this program.

All submissions will be evaluated by the Fredericksburg chapter for practicality and educational value.

Contact Chris Anderson at 998-8559 to apply or for further information.

Fredericksburg Standard

P.O. Box 1639
Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4228