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  Joshua Tree
A high (over 3,000 feet) desert with more annual rainfall than it's low desert counterpart, home to extensive stands of Joshua Tree.
Habitat to creosote, ocotillo and cholla, the lower, drier Colorado occupies the eastern portion of the park.
Aerial photos of many of Joshua Tree's key locations and features with links to ground tours and slideshows.
digital-desert.com /joshua-tree-national-park   (255 words)

  Joshua Tree National Park Information Page
Joshua Tree National Park was proclaimed a National Monument 10 August 1936 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and redesignated a National Park 31 October 1994.
The tallest Joshua tree in the park looms a whopping forty feet high, a grand presence in the Queen Valley forest; it is estimated to be over nine hundred years old.
The tree relies on the moth for pollination and the moth relies on the tree for a few seeds for her young, a happy symbiosis.
www.joshua.tree.national-park.com /info.htm   (3322 words)

 Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Guides: Joshua Tree Rock Climbing - Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Lessons - joshua tree rock ...
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joshuatreeguides.com   (457 words)

 Joshua Tree Lodging, Joshua Tree Vacation Rental
The south property line is contiguous with the Joshua Tree National Park boundary.
The stunning pool in the boulders of the estate cannot be found in a Joshua Tree hotel or bed and breakfast.
Villa dei Fiori is his private home which is offered as a vacation lodging for guests who wish to explore Joshua Tree National Park.
www.daleallanpelton.com   (496 words)

 Crossroads Cafe and Tavern - Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner to Joshua Tree and the High Desert
Friends of Joshua Tree is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historical tradition of climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.
All in the shadows of the infamous Joshua Tree National Park.
As you drive toward this inimitable restaurant, the Joshua trees and jagged rocks hugging each side of the road bring a sense of peace.
www.crossroadscafeandtavern.com /links.html   (419 words)

 Joshua Tree National Park, California
Joshua Tree National Park is popular with the more thoughtful traveller - there is no spectacular central attraction as is the case with other Southwest parks, just many square miles of wild, unspoilt desert scenery.
The Joshuas are especially atmospheric and spooky at dusk, when their stark, irregular outlines seem almost menacing.
Joshua Tree, formerly a National Monument, was promoted to a National Park in 1994, along with nearby Death Valley, and was extended by 230,000 acres, mainly remote mountainous regions at the south and east edges.
www.americansouthwest.net /california/joshua_tree/national_park.html   (586 words)

 Joshua tree   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Young trees are ± covered with spreading or reflexed leaves and usually do not begin to branch until they are from 3' to 9' high, and in older specimens the leaves are clustered near the ends of branches.
Joshua tree is an unlikely-appearing member of the lily family and grows on dry stony mesas, flats and slopes from 2000' to 6000' in the Mojave Desert, and is in fact an indicator species of that desert and the principal member of the plant community which is named for it, joshua tree woodland.
Joshua trees do not branch until the plant has bloomed, and tall unbranched trunks of joshua trees as high as 10'-15' may be found, indicating that no blooming has taken place.
www.calflora.net /bloomingplants/joshuatree.html   (245 words)

 National Park Residencies
Joshua Tree National Park is one of America's newest national parks having been expanded and elevated to a national part status by the Desert Protection Act of 1994.
Soaring granite cliffs and spires, forests of unique Joshua trees, a rich and ancient archeological record, and a varied assemblage of native desert wildlife are among the park's many features.
The Joshua Tree supports a diverse range of desert wildlife, and while difficult to determine the age of a Joshua Tree, it is known that the species can live for many hundreds of years.
wolfweb.unr.edu /homepage/pgoin/residencies.htm   (576 words)

   Joshua Tree Information
Joshua Tree is nestled in a segment of the Southeastern California’s Mojave Desert, thirty-five miles from Palm Springs, California off the I-10 freeway on State Route 62.
Joshua Tree is the gateway community to the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, an 800,000 acre wilderness preserve, with groves of Joshua Trees
The community of Joshua Tree encompasses 96 square miles and is adorned with spectacular desert and geological scenery in addition to the ancient Joshua tree itself.
www.joshuatreechamber.org /about.htm   (1351 words)

 My Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree, again received global recognition with the release in March of '97, the musical album "The Joshua Tree" by the Dublin, Ireland rock band "U2".
Joshua Tree encompasses ninety-six square miles; and is laden with spectacular desert and geological scenery along with the actual Joshua tree itself.
Today, Joshua Tree is unincorporated with an estimated population between 12,000-14,000 and under the jurisdiction of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
myjoshuatree.net /default.htm   (1431 words)

 Joshua Tree Notes
Joshua Tree National Park is a magical place of sparsity punctuated by odd trees that seem to have spawned into their spiky adulthood from alien seeds.
Joshua trees occur in patches across several Southwest states, wherever conditions of temperature, drainage and rainfall are suitable.
The Joshua Tree Tortoise Rescue's dedicated volunteers spend almost all their spare time in outreach programs teaching local residents – from pre-school children to seniors – not to handle or touch a desert tortoise they may find in their area.
www.thegreenacresranch.com /Pages/joshuatree.html   (3316 words)

 Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree, long a national monument, is one of America's newest national parks.
The tree begins growing as a single stalk, and only begins to branch in the many unpredictable directions later as a result of damage to the stalk.
The picture blows shows a number of Joshua tree plants near a monolithic rock which lies near the intersection of Park Boulevard and the road to Keys View near Lost Horse Valley.
www.shannontech.com /ParkVision/JoshuaTree/JoshuaTree.html   (776 words)

 The Joshua Tree DesertUSA
Originally thought to be members of the Agave (Century Plant) Family, the Joshua Tree and other yuccas have been reclassified as members of the Lily (Liliaceae) Family.
Without the moth's pollination, the Joshua Tree could not reproduce, nor could the moth, whose larvae would have no seeds to eat.
Mormon pioneers are said to have named this species "Joshua" Tree because it mimicked the Old Testament prophet Joshua waving them, with upraised arms, on toward the promised land.
www.desertusa.com /jtree/josh_month.html   (328 words)

 Joshua Tree- Joshua Tree National Park, CA - VirtualTourist.com
For a different perspective of Joshua Tree, spend a day or two along the isolated eastern crescent of the park, which is accessible from Blyte to the east and the Palm Spring area to the west along I-10.
Joshua trees are found throughout the Mojave desert but they tend to be solitary plants elsewhere.
Joshua park is unusual for its "forests" of Joshua trees.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/California/Joshua_Tree_National_Park-753376/Things_To_Do-Joshua_Tree_National_Park-Joshua_Tree-BR-1.html   (1028 words)

 Emigre Books - Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree is a collaborative project produced by Rudy VanderLans.
The photography focuses on Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding environment of the Mojave desert, an area Parsons often frequented and the place in which he eventually died.
The CD also presents a two-part orchestral extravaganza titled "The Joshua Tree Suite," a special contribution by Van Dyke Parks whose song "Palm Desert" was the subject of the first book in the trilogy, bringing this project full circle.
www.emigre.com /EB.php?id=98   (473 words)

 Joshua Tree National Park
The higher, slightly cooler, and wetter Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the undisciplined Joshua tree, extensive stands of which occur throughout the western half of the park.
To the close observer, however, a tiny flower bud or the lizard's frantic dash reveals Joshua Tree National Park as a place of beauty and life.
Joshua Tree National Park provides a space for finding freedom from everyday routines, space for self-discovery, and a refuge for the human spirit.
www.desertgold.com /park/parkmain.html   (671 words)

 My Visit to U2's Joshua Tree
Joshua trees grow extremely slow relative to other types of trees.
As I was photographing The Tree, a thunderous roar resonated from the distance, breaking the boundless silence.
Joshua trees grow extremely slow because of the type of environment in which they live -- dry and hot.
www.joshuatreenationalpark.net /u2tree.htm   (1429 words)

 Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park comprises regions of two deserts: the Colorado (the hot dry eastern portion of the park) and the Mojave Desert (the high cool western portion).
Eugene Kingdon, March 01, 1999; 03:28 P.M. This may not be a profound observation, but viewing the Joshua Tree photos, I am struck that if one puts aside the idea that green is the beautiful color of nature, earth tones are also very lovely.
Joshua Tree National Park is so nearby and so I went there during a weekend.
www.photo.net /ca/joshua-tree.html   (774 words)

 Joshua Tree
The Biogeography of The Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia)
The Joshua tree was first studied by Dr. George A Engelmann in 1871 as part of the King Botanical Report (Sargent 1890) The natural history of the tree is one full of paradox, mistaken identity and intrigue.
She initially refers to (Sargent 1890) when referring to tree size mentioning that initial estimations in the past have been "easily overestimated" when the trees were assessed to be around 30-40 feet in average height.
bss.sfsu.edu /geog/bholzman/courses/Fall99Projects/yucca.htm   (4040 words)

 U2 - The Joshua Tree   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Joshua Tree is beautifully produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois (again), who, more comfortable here with the band, seem to deserve much of the credit for the LP's cohesive sound.
The Joshua Tree (1987) turned U2 into global superstars as they finally learnt to combine their multi-textured sound with the kind of melodies that fans could sing as well as sway along to.
The Joshua Tree is an appropriate response to these times, and a picture bleaker than any U2 has ever painted: a vision of blasted hopes, pointless violence and anguish.
www.xs4all.nl /~fsgroen/Albums-U/U2TheJoshuaTree.htm   (2744 words)

 Joshua Tree National Park travel guide - Wikitravel
Joshua Tree National Park [1] is a United States National Park that is located in the Southern California Desert of the United States of America.
The name Joshua Tree was reportedly given by a band of Mormons who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century, the tree's unique shape reminding them of a Biblical story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky.
The profile of the Joshua Tree National Park (then a National Monument) was raised significantly in 1987 with the release of the best-selling U2 album The Joshua Tree, the cover of which featured evocative fl-and-white photography of the Park's landscape and distinctive trees.
wikitravel.org /en/Joshua_Tree_National_Park   (1765 words)

 Joshua Tree
Southeast of Joshua Tree National Park, surrounded on three sides by the park's wilderness, NPCA is fighting plans to build the world's largest garbage dump in the Eagle Mountains.
In fact, the ozone levels in Joshua Tree National Park were worse in 2002 than all but seven of the most polluted major metropolitan areas in the nation.
While the air pollution in Joshua Tree is among the worst in National Park System, the park has insufficient staff and resources to adequately monitor air quality and assess its impact on park plants, wildlife, and visitors.
www.npca.org /pacific/desert/threats/joshuatree.html   (714 words)

 Joshua Tree National Park Overview: DesertUSA
In the higher Mojave portion of the park, a forest of the strange Joshua Trees and a number of unique rock formations called Inselbergs are protected.
Joshua Tree National Park Annual Pass: $30, admits pass signee and accompanying passengers entering in a single, non-comercial vehicle.
Joshua Tree National Park is a wildlife refuge.
www.desertusa.com /jtree/jtmain.html   (803 words)

 SCEDC | Joshua Tree Earthquake (1992)
That never happened, of course, but roughly two months and 6000 aftershocks later, the Landers earthquake broke the surface of the Mojave in the largest quake to hit southern California in 40 years, showing that the concern caused by the Joshua Tree earthquake was warranted, though not in quite the same way as anticipated.
The aftershocks of the Joshua Tree quake suggested that the fault which slipped in the shock was a north-northwest-trending, right-lateral strike-slip fault at least 15 km long.
Damage caused by the Joshua Tree was slight to moderate in the communities of Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, and Twentynine Palms.
www.data.scec.org /chrono_index/joshuatr.html   (274 words)

 Joshua Tree National Park - US-Parks.com
Joshua Tree National Park is made up of two deserts, two large ecosystems primarily determined by elevation.
As old as Joshua Tree"s desert looks, it is a temporary phenomenon in the incomprehensible time-scale of geology.
Joshua Tree National Park has quickly become one of the world"s most famous destinations for rock climbing.
www.us-parks.com /joshua   (510 words)

 The Joshua Tree Principle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first tree in the book was the Joshua tree because it took only two clues to identify it.
Now the Joshua tree is a really weird-looking tree and I looked at that picture and said to myself, "Oh, we don't have that kind of tree in Northern California.
I took a walk around the block, and there must have been a sale at the nursery when everyone was landscaping their new homes -- at least 80 percent of the homes had Joshua trees in the front yards.
www.msu.edu /~bruce/joshuatree.htm   (328 words)

 Joshua Tree National Park | GORP   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Joshua Tree was a little-visited national monument — it had plenty of desert scenery but lacked the kind of dramatic natural wonders that put Yosemite, Death Valley, and Yellowstone on the map.
Joshua Tree National Park encompasses one of the most interesting and diverse patches of desert in the United States.
Its namesake species, the spiky, dramatically crooked Joshua tree, is also considered by many to be the defining characteristic of the Mojave Desert.
gorp.away.com /gorp/resource/us_national_park/ca_joshu.htm   (269 words)

 Amazon.com: The Joshua Tree: Music: U2   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A joshua tree is a real tree that thrives despite the dry environment it lives in.
The image - the icon - of life amidst its seeming absence, embodied in the joshua tree, is one that is fully appropriate to U2 - particularly at the end of their first decade.
The Joshua Tree is undoubtedly a classic, and it represents the culmination of an era for U2, who took an entirely new direction with their next CD, Achtung Baby.
www.amazon.com /Joshua-Tree-U2/dp/B000001FS3   (1297 words)

 Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School - Directions, How to get here, and meeting places
This exit is marked Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree National Park (this exit is often missed as it is only 5 miles past the hwy.
Continue on Route 62 for approximately 28 miles to the town of Joshua Tree.
Joshua Tree National Park is a High Desert (4,000' elevation).
www.joshuatreerockclimbing.com /directio.html   (1441 words)

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