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.

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Tree-cedars vs. Bushy-cedars

Historically, the Hill Country went from a landscape characterized by large, older tree-cedars with well-defined central trunks to pioneering thickets of bushy-cedars.

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