Tree Name: Zeke
Local Temperature: Average summer temp 99°F
Soil Moisture: 0.056m3/m3
Tree Height: 5.7 meters, Tree Branch Number: 12
Moth Number: 10 per tree
Amount of Seeds per Pod: 250
Elevation: 1331 meters
Scavenger Hunt Directions: From Juniper flats parking lot walk down the dirt path by registration sign for 55 steps SW.
Tree #9: Zeke
You know that song, “and the cheese stands alone”… yup, that’s Zeke. The third to last brother of 5 boy trees, Zeke has always felt like the black sheep of the family. Everyone in his family loves dirt bikes and WWF, but Zeke loves studying lizards, building his own radios, and baking elaborate pastries. Sure everyone loves eating his croissants (they are the best in the state of California, he won a prize), but boy, do they tease him behind his back. Even though this stings, family is family and you gotta love the one you got. So Zeke hangs out near his family, but sticks to himself a lot — just like that cheese in the song.
Featured writer Shannon Bowen