Sunday, December 2, 2012

Eastern Red Cedar

I love the blue berries of the eastern red cedar tree - Juniperus virginiana.   It's a very useful tree, but very invasive.    Landowners of prairie grasslands will ruthlessly eradicate any start they find.   

Out here we let it grow.   I like the evergreen and it provides good wood for burning and building.  

I love the berries and use them for winter decorating.   They're prickly branches, but they smell so good!

Here's an interesting site with more information about this tree

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