Saving the oldest trees in the Rio Grande Valley

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The push is on to save some of the oldest trees in the Rio Grande Valley. The Montezuma cypress trees in the southmost area of Brownsville are dying due to lack of water.

On Sunday, August 25th, hundreds of people from around the Valley will gather for a public rally. It’s part of the Save the Cypress campaign. Only a couple dozen of the trees still exist on the Jagou plantation now owned by the city. Some of them more than 300 years old.

The rally will take place this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at 1366 La Posada Drive. The public is invited to attend. Local 23 will have more on the historical significance of the trees on a special edition of “Throwback Thursday” at 5 & 10 p.m.

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