Frontera Audubon Sabal Palm Conservation Project
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Skaggs Historic House and Rescued Sabals 09/25/07
A few years ago, Frontera Audubon in Weslaco, Texas planted a small Sabal Palm forest on its property. The little forest is now thriving in an area fondly referred to as the “Thicket.” In keeping with its mission to help conserve the native habitat of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Frontera has spearheaded the effort to rescue and relocate two historic sabal palms to its property in Weslaco, Texas. The sabal palm trees were reportedly planted in 1927 which is the same year the existing historic Skaggs house was built on Frontera’s property. With the cooperartion of the Native Palm Society, the City of Weslaco, and many other generous contributors, the historic sabals were recovered and now reside at Frontera.
According to the January 2007 Texas Big Tree Registry the larger Palm is still listed as a National Co-Champion tree!
Please help maintain and provide landscaping for these magnificent palm trees by sending your donation to: