A juniper produces oxygen that a human being breathes, and while breathing humans produce carbon dioxide that is utilized by the juniper, so the collaboration between a human being and a juniper (any tree or plant really) tends to go fine. But what is the relationship between production and consumption? How many junipers are needed to produce the oxygen consumed yearly by a human being? Or could one juniper produce oxygen for several humans? Probably not, unless the juniper is really large. - Such thoughts came to my mind while climbing up a mountain slope on the island of Crete, surrounded by shrubs of sage and gorse. My home juniper I will see only next week, on the last Sunday in October.
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