Save a Tree with Audubon - November 26, 2022

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    Our native Mesquite and Huizaches are suffering from an epidemic of Paxtle (Tillandsia Recurvata), commonly known as la Plaga and two species of invasive mistletoe.

    If these plagues are not addressed, we stand to lose what remains of our urban forests and individual native trees throughout our community and the invaluable services they provide.  Trees are a natural defense against climate change, desertification and water scarcity.  They protect our soils from erosion, provide shelter and food for birds and other wildlife, and produce the oxygen all living beings need to survive.  Our native Mesquite and Huizaches also play an essential ecological role by releasing nitrogen into the soil, which other plants depend upon for their growth.

    Just a few hours of your time will make all the difference in the life of a tree.

    Each month, volunteers come out to remove the plagues from the trees at Parque Landeta, located within the natural protected area that also includes El Charco del Ingenio.

    There are tasks for all ages and all abilities – some people enjoy working from ladders, others prefer to have their feet firmly on the ground removing the Paxtle from the lower branches.

    Join us for a feel good day of goodwill and good cheer in nature

    Saturday, October  29 and Sunday, October 30

    8:30 am – 11:30 am

    Parque Landeta

    We have all the tools and equipment.  We suggest you wear long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants, sturdy shoes and a hat.  Bring water and a snack.

    How to Register

    Please RSVP to

    Let us know if you are joining us on Saturday or Sunday (of course you're welcome to come both days!)

    Also let us know if you would like further instructions on the Park's location or if you are seeking to a ride to the park.


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