Which tree stands at the geographical center of Texas? How many trees serve as tombstones for Texas settlers and outlaws? As this site attests, there is much to learn about the state of Texas from its historic trees - living and dead. Famous Trees of Texas was first published in 1970 by the Texas Forest Service. Today, this website serves as an extension to the hardcopy book and shares the initial purpose of the project: "to memorialize those trees which have been witness to some of the exciting periods and events in Texas' frontier history." Visitors to this site can take a closer look at this select group of trees in the Explore Our Trees section, where records are organized by Tree Name, Historical Period, Historical Topic, Species, and County. Trees that have died since the book was first published are indicated with a tombstone, and suggestions for new trees to commemorate are welcomed in the Nominate A Tree section.