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Fredericksburg Chapter

Recommended Trees and Proper Planting

May 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Fredericksburg, TX — The Fredericksburg Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT)
today announced its topic and speaker for its May 23 meeting.

This months speaker, Robert Edmonson with Texas A M Forest Service, will share his expertise
about choosing trees, how to plant and take care of them, and “what not to do” so you don’t kill the trees you already have. He will also provide recommendations for native plants and shrubs for our region (Edwards Plateau).

“We are looking forward to Mr. Edmonson sharing his knowledge with us,” said Deborah Simmons,
President, Fredericksburg Chapter of NPSOT. “Our region has suffered greatly from oak wilt, drought and
severe freezes. We hope new homeowners and long-time landowners will bring their tree-related questions and learn more about the best trees to plant in our area and how to do it.”

Edmonson has been with Texas A M Forest Service since 1993 and serves the Johnson City Region,
which includes Blanco, Comal, Gillespie, Kimble, Llano, Mason and Menard Counties. His current
responsibilities include statewide implementation of the oak wilt suppression program; oak wilt research;
creating content for the oak wilt partnership website (; training International Society of
Arboriculture-certified arborists for oak wilt qualification; implementation of woodland stewardship and
conservation programs; assistance with Operation Ponderosa at Davis Mountains Preserve; emerald ash borer detection program; emergency response duties; public education on various tree-related topics; state-wide drought, flood and freeze assessments. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1988 with a B.S. in Wildlife Management.

Zoom Meeting