What's in a Name?
Joe spent years learning common and scientific names during his career with the US Forest Service.
These are the species the experts say may be ours at Cedars:
-- Juniperus monosperma—One-seed juniper.
-- Juniperus osteosperma—Utah juniper.
-- Juniperus scopulorum—Rocky Mountain juniper.
Some sources say one species grows with single trunk and another species with multi-trunks. Other sources say vice versa. We have them all!
Joe now says names are not important, because as soon as you learn a name, then you quit looking at the plant or animal or geologic formation.
So — What’s in a name?
Look at the shape, the color, the size, the smell, the texture.
A true name would take an hour to speak.
Cedars at Colwell Cedars
When we were settled here in 1997, Katherine’s intention was to draw a juniper-cedar tree every day, and perhaps in thirty years or so, record every one within the forty acres. That hasn’t happened, but a digital camera makes documenting the “cedars of Cedars” a spontaneous continuing activity.
Enjoy these three slide shows of junipers-cedars from over 250 collected. Mobile users, you can read about cedars versus junipers in the desktop version.
Top: "singles and groves." Middle: "in relationships." Bottom: "homestead and details."
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