Part of a series of articles titled Joshua Tree Virtual Junior Ranger Program.
The park namesake, the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) is a member of the Agave family. The Joshua tree is a twisty and spiky tree that can seem otherworldly, like it popped out of a book!
For inspiration and guidance, you may follow these step-by-step instructions. We highly encourage creativity and want to see your version of a Joshua tree. You can add unique features and color the Joshua tree to make it your own. No two Joshua trees look alike, so you can make yours as wacky and creative as you want!
Add the branches. No two Joshua trees look the same, so have fun with it!
Add sunbursts to the top of your branches. These will represent the funky looking leaves.
Add boulders to the sides of your Joshua tree. This will complete the desert landscape.
Marvel at your masterpiece! You can add unique features and color the Joshua tree to make it your own.
Last updated: August 1, 2020