conifer stamps

December 15, 2010 at 5:18 AM 1 comment

I’m over the moon about these conifer stamps.  For the 2010 holiday season, the US Postal Service issued first-class letter stamps in 4 species of conifers that are native to the US.  One species, Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) is native to NYC. The post office has done a good job of recognizing native flora.  Now to get the rest of the world to jump in.

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  • 1. mthew  |  December 15, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    And they are “forever stamps.” Glad to see the PO’s great stamp designs are moving into this area, as the first Forevers were lame.

    Eastern red cedar is a favorite of mine because at the family homestead, my mother protected the wind-sown/bird-sown seeds from the mower. Now they are as tall as the house. Also, they key to the complicated life-cycle of cedar apple rust, which orchardists don’t like, but I think is weirdly wonderful.

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