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Rethinking the Mountain Cedar, a.k.a. Juniperus ashei

Soils in the Hill Country of Texas have been subjected to numerous severe disturbances over the last 150 years. If Mountain Cedars hadn't morphed from trees in forests and woodlands into pioneering thickets of bushy-cedars, our soils would be much more degraded today.

Copyright © 2021 Elizabeth McGreevy

Further Reading

Changing how we manage ourselves and manage our lands will decrease our cedar fever suffering.



Edwards Aquifer Website, by Gregg Eckhardt


Historical Ecology of the Texas Hill Country, by Lisa O'Donnell


The Great Grassland Myth, by Steve Nelle


Can Trophic Rewilding Reduce the Impact of Fire in a More Flammable World, by Helen Poulos et al.


Demographic Rates of Golden-cheeked Warbler in an Urbanizing Woodland Preserve, by Jennifer Reidy et al.


Native Tree and Shrub Canopy Facilitates Oak Seedling Regeneration in Semiarid Woodland, by Brian Pickles et al.


Long-term Trends in Streamflow from Semiarid Rangelands: Unocvoering Drivers of Change, by Dr. Brad Wilcox et al.


more to come!


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