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.
Maximizing Vegetation Protection
Instead of single tree protection, we need to be protecting established, dense vegetation cover. Doing this protects soils, seed banks, karst porosity, reduces erosion, and decreases the need for supplemental irrigation.
Orange fencing installed to protect a wooded prairie from a new development.