Tree of the Week: Western Juniper (Juniperus Occidentalist) Conifer tree with a distinctive smell. It’s adapted to its extreme high desert conditions in Central Oregon, down to Northern California. OSU has found trees between 1200-1600 years old in the dwindling patches of old-growth Juniper stands. This tree has spiritual importance to the natives of this […]
This week the beautiful transition of fall to winter is beginning. Some trees bare, while others still flourish with color, the crisp clean air bights at your skin to awaken the soul. Take a deep breath of this air and you’ll be awakened to the beauty and wonder all around. The smell of a cleansed […]
Tree of the week: Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba) -Simple, fanlike leaf. More sturdy than it looks. Super colorful in the fall. Biloba, two lobes referencing the leaves. -Diecious, one tree is male, one tree is female as opposed to other flowering trees. -Female seed/fruit of the ginkgo smells like vomit when it’s decaying. Significant in […]
How do trees get water to their leaves? Answering this and how the forest plays a role in the water cycle.