Conifers - Juniper

 

Juniper Tree
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Juniper Tree

The Juniper tree is typically found in areas that have an elevation between 3,000 and 8,000 feet. This tree grows among the pinyon pine trees and sagebrush. The short scale-like needles are one-eighth inch long and last several years. Foliage and branches are stiff. Seeds are borne in berry-like scaled cones. The cones, when mature, are up to a half-inch in diameter and bronze in color with a bluish-white frosting.

Juniper Tree Trunk
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Foliage and branches are stiff.

 

 

 

 

 

The short scale-like needles are one-eighth inch long and last several years.

Juniper Tree Needles
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This tree can be legally cut to be used as a Christmas Tree on the Pine Valley Ranger District, Cedar City Ranger District, Powell Ranger District, Escalante Ranger District and the Teasdale Ranger District. A permit is required to cut Christmas trees. Please visit our Christmas Tree Permit web page for more information.

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