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RETHINKING THE MOUNTAIN CEDAR (ASHE JUNIPER)


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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Ecological Benefits

Rebuilds Soils

Controls Erosion

Sustains Spring Flows

Maintains Karst Function

Deep Carbon Storage

Old-growth Green Infrastructure

Wildlife Habitat


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Economical Benefits  

Current:

Aromatherapy

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Building material


Potential:

Biochar

Livestock Feed

Spice

Calcium Supplement

Medicinal

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PURCHASE

RESTORE

SOILS & KARST

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REDUCE

FIRE RISK

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MANAGE

WOODED AREAS

Understanding Karst Geology is the Key to Success

Healthy Soils Support Karst and Dense Vegetation

• Dense Vegetation Cover Maintains Soils and Karst

• Tree Roots Increase Karst Porosity

Pioneering Thickets of Bushy-cedars Restore Soils ...   and Karst



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DEVELOP

SUSTAINABLY

• Why It's About Not Just About Trees

Restoring Old-growth Cedar Brake Forests

Managing for Golden-cheeked Warblers

Trophic Rewilding to Manage Wooded Areas

• Pruning Mountain Cedars

Maximizing Vegetation Protection

• Use Wooded Areas as Green Infrastructure

• Bring Landscape Architects into Preplanning Process