🌲Tree of the Week🌲
Many of you might know of Rocky Mountain Junipers as a hardy, drought-resistant tree that is excellent for windbreaks, soil erosion, and wildlife habitat! Junipers grow quickly and withstand the Colorado climate very well. At full maturity, they can reach heights of 15-30 feet, and expand 10-15 feet in diameter. They are our #1 seller for a reason!
Deer and a variety of bird species enjoy the cover that Juniper's can provide, and deer are also known to eat many of the Juniper berries. To combat this, landowners can place coffee grounds or soap shavings around the tree, or use products such as PlantSkydd.
The berries can also be used by humans in a variety of ways, and most are edible but can be toxic, so use caution. Juniper berries should not be consumed by anyone with kidney issues or if they are pregnant.
We are offering Junipers in bareroot (25 per bundle) or large (10 per bundle) this year for $40 per bundle! Order online at www.morganconservationdistrict.com, or by contacting us at [email protected] or 970-427-3362
We can also help plan a windbreak or tree planting for you if you need help!