Our Tiny Forest in the Desert

Here’s a list of all the trees, plants, shrubs, and flowers we have in our Tiny Forest in the Mojave.

Billimarie Lubiano Robinson
For Every Star, A Tree


Thanks to an angel donation by KG Ventures, plants gifted to us by EcoSikh, mentorship/training provided by Afforestt, and volunteer help from Urban Forest Pakistan, we were able to plant two Miyawaki Forests in the Mojave Desert.

Photograph by Billimarie.

Using the Miyawaki method, we selected a variety of native trees, shrubs, and flowers for each 100 square foot Tiny Forest.

  • California Coffeeberry (Frangula californica)
  • California Glory Flannel Bush (Fremontodendron)
  • Golden Yarrow (Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum)
  • California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)
  • Apricot Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)
  • Blue or Mexican Elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea)
  • Baja Desert Thorn (Lycium brevipes)
  • Canyon Live Oak (Quercus chrysolepis)
  • Big Leaf Maple
  • Valley Oak
  • Coast Live Oak
  • California Black Walnut
  • Santa Cruz Island Ironwood
  • Honey Mesquite