Our land has many Joshua Trees, which are crucial to the ecosystem of the desert areas around us. We have left our back property alone as a wild area, and we have a number of Joshua stands. I find them to be so unique, they look like they could be “The Original Tree”, sprung out of a harsh climate, built to survive extreme weather. They provide food and habitat to local species, here’s a link to more information.
In 2019, after a very wet winter, we witnessed an incredible bloom on all of our Joshua Trees.
When the Bobcat Fire hit us in 2020, all of our Joshua Trees were burned.
I decided to document our trees in their slow recovery. It’s been fascinating, as only the Joshua Tree and the Scrub Oaks have shown to be a First Wave of regrowth on the land. No life so far from burned Manzanitas or Junipers, I feel they will begin to show in a couple more years.
Happy to see more life, even after a pretty dry year…