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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

Maintain Karst Function

Deep Carbon Storage

Old-growth Green Infrastructure

Wildlife Habitat

Economical Benefits  


Current:

Aromatherapy

Fragrance

Building material


Potential:

Bio-Char

Livestock Feed

Spice

Calcium Supplement

Medicinal

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PURCHASE

MANAGING WARBLERS

REDUCING FIRE RISK

DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLY

INCREASING KARST FUNCTION

BOOSTING SOIL HEALTH

RESTOCKING & REWILDING