|greg is christmas tree hunting on prairie hill|
|7' juniperus virginiana|
we picked a beautiful juniper from the prairie - it's perfect.
and the house smells like a forest now.
Juniper or Eastern Red cedar is a native plant that is infesting a large percentage
of Oklahoma’s rangeland and forestland. Historical records reveal that eastern red cedar
was mainly concentrated around canyons and streams or other places that were protected
from the fires that swept the vast prairies. Fire prevented the encroachment of this
problematic species, but with the settlement came the suppression of fire.
The number of acres infested with red cedar doubles every 18 years even though
eastern red cedar is one of the easiest brush species in Oklahoma to control.
a few pictures from tonight's walk.
i'm on the look out for interesting bases for my mini tree sculptures.