Palo Verde means “green tree” or “green pole” in Spanish. The bark of a Palo Verde is green because it is filled with chlorophyll. This tree conducts a majority of its photosynthesis in the bark and some in the leaves. This is the Foothill or Yellow Palo Verde in the Arizona Transition Zone area.
Celebrate trees! Here is an Austrian Pine and a White Spruce. More: ARBOR DAY!
The evergreen Utah Juniper grows in areas of dry plains, plateaus, hills, and mountains. They are often found in pure stands or with Pinon Pine trees. The bark is fibrous and shredding. These trees grow slowly and they can become more contorted with age from the elements it is surrounded by. The berries can be […]
Here are some Ponderosa Pines after a recent snow storm.