Trees and Shrubs
Every plant species has certain environmental requirements for sunlight, temperature, soil conditions, moisture, drainage, exposure, etc. that determine where it can grow successfully. The idea of plant communities – of plants with similar requirements growing together in specific places on the landscape – originated near Walnut Canyon in the late 1880s.
Did You Know?
By 1915, travel to Walnut Canyon was relatively easy and inexpensive. Visitors could hire a buggy for $2 to $3, or an automobile tour for $4 to $6.