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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

Press Coverage

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

Central Texas Gardener, "Why to Love Mountain Cedar," Janaury 2019.


Reporting Texas, "Ecologist Says Cedar Hate Grounded only in Myths," December 2017.


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Magazine, "Public Enemy," 2017.


The Daily Yonder, "Give Cedars a Break," January 2011.


San Antonio Sustainable Living, "Who's Afraid of the Mountain Cedar? Not Land Steward Elizabeth McGreevy," July 2009.


The Jester Warbler, "Dispelling Common Myths of the Ashe Juniper, December 2007.


Capital Area Master Naturalists Field Notes, "Junipers in July," September 2002.


Hill Country Alliance link to my website


The Edwards Aquifer Website link to my website

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