Eastern juniper, juniperus virginiana, also known as Eastern Red Cedar, is native to eastern North America and has a range from southeastern Canada to northern Florida to the great plains. It is a pioneer species, meaning it tolerates eroded, or depeleted land and inspite of that classification lives up to 200 years normally, but the oldest found eastern juniper was over 900 years old. The lumber is in great demand for making closets and chests because of the fragrant wood, as well as fence posts because of it rot resistance. It is also great for making long bows and sinew backed bows, and Cahokia Woodhenge in Illinois was constructed using Juniper trees as posts.
Open Edition Giclee Print
8.5in x 11in.