Tree name: Luna



Originally written by M.M. Ponce. Performed by artist: Benjamin Brown © 2019




Local Temperature: Average summer temp 102°F

Soil Moisture: 0.012m3/m3

Tree Height: 10 meters, Tree Branch Number: 17

Moth Number: Average of less than one moth per tree

Amount of Seeds per Pod: 215


Elevation: 1049 meters

Scavenger Hunt Directions: From cap rock parking lot head toward the Joshua tree entrance 0.2 miles little parking area on the left. From sign “apostle of the cacti” head west 68 steps.



Profile Description

Tree #3: Luna (30 years old)

Singing and dancing along to Selena’s “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” since 1994.

Here’s the breakdown: I’m a nerdy, nature-loving tree who is captivated by Octavia Butler sci-fi novels and unpacking the complexities of gender. I’m a passionate “tree-cher” (tree teacher) that brings racial and environmental justice into my work with lil saplings. I’m constantly learning from them while we explore together! And I just think us plants are the coolest! I find journaling to be an incredibly therapeutic ritual and believe deeply in the power of sharing home cooked meals with family and friends. I feel most energized during a desert sunrise, but I often dream of what an ocean breeze would feel like.

Featured writer Serena Padilla

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