Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Post 90 USA Junipers

Here are some Juniper pictures to enjoy. Most if not all of these are Utah Junipers I think.

 There is a California Juniper too with a heavier foliage structure, and both species are commonly used for bonsai in the US, often starting with collected trees.

All these trees are hundreds of years old and offer great natural styling models for bonsai.

This one on the edge of the Grand Canyon - yes right on the edge has an impressive trunk and  dead wood. Even the finest dead wood is firm and strong, resistant to insect attack and in a climate where fungal decay just doesn't seem to apply.

This is an interesting study into just how tenaciously these things clng to life if amazingly arid conditions over very long periods of time.

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