John about your post on the Western Juniper, I live in Central Oregon where this tree is very common. It's a soft wood with a lot of character that I'll turn with. Our local Government has many of them cut down citing that one plant can suck up to 40 gallons of water a day while drying out surrounding vegetation. "The goal is to nudge parts of the high desert back into a sagebrush-dominated ecosystem that provides habitat for sage grouse and room for quaking aspen, bitterbrush, mountain mahogany and other species that juniper has elbowed out." Quote from The Oregonian. Just a little of of whats happening to the Western Juniper here.