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Bermuda Cedar and Its Carvers

Bermuda's first 350 years of economic development were intricately tied to Juniperus bermudiana. Luxuriant cedar forests sprawled across sloping hills and into shallow valleys, and well into the 20th century they remained the stage for cicadas, or, as locals called them, "singers," whose high-pitched arias heralded the twilight. That environmental picture changed virtually overnight.

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