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Surrounded by twisted, spiky trees straight out of a Dr. Seuss book, you might begin to question where you are! Joshua trees are not your typical tree. Members of the agave family, they have thin, shallow roots and take a long time to get established. Nothing breaks like a Joshua tree branch. They don’t support a lot of weight, so climbing and hanging items on them can cut deep and leave a scar. Learn more about these unique trees and ways to protect them at: www.nps.gov/jotr . Image: A lone Joshua tree is silhouetted against a flame-colored sky. NPS/Brad Sutton . #FindYourPark #nationalparkservice #joshuatree #treesofinstagram #california
National Parks Week starts on Saturday with free admission for every person, every park. More info on the week here.