Cross Timbers Native Plants promotes conservation, research and utilization of the native plants in the rich biological region west of Fort Worth.
We hold a monthly meeting and we also sponsor native plant sales, plant rescues, field trips to areas of interest and classes on a variety of subjects such as plant identification and propagation.
Meetings (2017 program list)
Our regular monthly meetings are on the second Thursday of the month, usually at Cherry Park in Weatherford (map).
Meetings begin promptly at 6:30 pm with a social time and club announcements followed by an educational program at about 7:00 pm.
All of our meetings are free and open to the public.
March 9th Program
Itchy Business — How to Cope With Poison IvyIf there’s one plant in your landscape you can do without, it’s probably poison ivy. But Amy Martin has learned how to make peace with it. Martin, the author of “Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant,” will be the speaker at the March 9 meeting in Weatherford of the Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.Martin says that she and her husband learned to deal with poison ivy while managing a private nature preserve in North Texas where the plant provided wildlife habitat and a food source for animals as well as erosion control.Martin has spent four decades in journalism in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, writing for various publications on issues ranging from the environment and parks to comedy — she reviews stand-up comics, improv groups and more. With that background, expect a lively look at genus Toxicodendron: its origins and varieties, why it causes those itchy rashes, how to prevent or soothe the itch, and how to eradicate the plant.
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