June 6th: Coffee and Cacti

Hello all! We’ll be doing a virtual green house tour with Bill and Mary! Email irwinlightstone@att.net if you’d like a link to join the meeting.

June 2nd Meeting: Where the Cacti Are, Where They Are Not (Anymore), and Why

Did you know there are only 2,000 documented individuals of the star cactus, Astrophytum asterias, known to exist in the wild in the United States? The numbers aren’t much better for peyote, Lophophora williamsii, or black lace cactus, E. reichenbachii var. albertii.

Dr. Martin Terry, a founder of the Cactus Conservation Institute, based in Alpine, TX, and a world-renowned cactus conservation expert, will present the latest observations on the accelerating destruction of the cactus habitat known as the Tamaulipecan thornscrub in South Texas. Join us Tuesday, June 2, on ZOOM!

May 5th: Cactus Meeting with guest Harald Grieb

Join the North Texas Cactus and Succulent society on Tuesday, May 5th , 7:30 p.m. on ZOOM and take a walk on the wild side with Harald Grieb, a trained horticulturist/botanist and cactus enthusiast who will show us what common pathogens and pests look like both under the microscope and to the naked eye. You will come away with a heightened awareness of how to identify various entities that mean your cactus harm, gain a better understanding at what is happening at the microscopic level and acquire insight into common ways to dispatch these pests. This highly unusual and informative work represents over 20 years of keen observation by Harald, who is a USDA-APHIS-PPQ Area Disease Identifier/Botanist based in El Paso, Texas, where he diagnoses plant diseases and disorders, extracts and identifies nematodes, plant seeds and also CITES-regulated plants.

Arboretum Work Day

Hello everyone. Due to the spread of COVID-19 the Arboretum is closed until further notice. We will try and reschedule another work day later down the line but until then stay safe!

Date: TBD

Schedule Times: TBD

Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Dallas Home & Garden Show (Event)

Location: Dallas Market Center, Dallas Texas

Dates: March 6th 2020 – March 8th 2020

We will have a table at this event so come by and say hello and check out all the wonderful plants we have to offer!

New meeting location

Our monthly meeting location has been changed.

We will be meeting at:
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218