Juniper trees recover in Southwest Colorado

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Juniper trees recover in Southwest Colorado

But in Arizona and Utah, the outlook for the hardy tree is grim
Juniper mortality north of Wupatki National Monument, outside Flagstaff, Arizona.
Juniper trees on the Navajo Nation near Twin Arrows, west of Flagstaff, are dying and foresters aren’t sure why. In Southwest Colorado, junipers appear to have recovered after turning an unusual rusty bronze color over the winter.

Juniper trees recover in Southwest Colorado

Juniper mortality north of Wupatki National Monument, outside Flagstaff, Arizona.
Juniper trees on the Navajo Nation near Twin Arrows, west of Flagstaff, are dying and foresters aren’t sure why. In Southwest Colorado, junipers appear to have recovered after turning an unusual rusty bronze color over the winter.

Juniper trees recover in Southwest Colorado

Juniper trees on the Navajo Nation near Twin Arrows, west of Flagstaff, are dying and foresters aren’t sure why. In Southwest Colorado, junipers appear to have recovered after turning an unusual rusty bronze color over the winter.

Juniper trees recover in Southwest Colorado

During the winter of 2017-18, juniper trees in Southwest Colorado showed signs of rusty bronze discoloration. Foresters do not know why the hardy tree changed color, but the trees appear to have rebounded despite the relative lack of precipitation.
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