Pinon is a small pine tree that produces an edible nut that fed Earth’s creatures from its first nuts
and humans later when they inhabited this land. The pinon tree roots itself at 7000 to 9000 feet.
It can be over 150 years old and have only a six inch diameter at the trunk level. Its the only tree
on Earth with a bird named after it, the Pinon Jay. The tree produces a resin that is its signature
Cedar the brother to Pinon, growing at the same elevation and lower. Its purplish, blue berries are
actually cones which are food for wildlife. Like the pinon it can be hundreds of years old and yet
retains a small stature. Its leaf and berry have a fresh, lively aroma that spirits the soul.