Identify a conifer tree

Group 1

Juniper

Short needles or scales, evergreen; closely spaced in opposite pairs or whorls of 3, often overlapping and obscuring the stem; seeds in cones, some cones berry-like

Shrub with needle-like leaves; found across Canada

  • Common juniper

Low shrub found across Canada, trunkless, but with very long branches that trail on the ground

  • Creeping juniper

Very small eastern Canada tree

  • Eastern redcedar

Small western Canada tree

  • Rocky Mountain juniper
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