Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 20, 2016. The morning after the fast moving fire, the Blue Elderberry was still green except around the lower branches. Since the 2 to 3 foot tall dry grass burned all around the tree, I was surprised to see any green left on the tree. There were even berries still on the tree.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 14, 2016. This tree conserves its water so well in drought conditions, they appeared to be dying off throughout the neighborhood last summer. Then we got 3" of rain in one day in
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