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Rocky Mountain juniper
Juniperus scopulorum

Location: 38071 3rd St
District: Niles
Native to: N. America
Tree type: conifer
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Evergreen conifer native to the Rocky Mountains from British Colombia to northern Mexico. This species has small, scale-like, green to blue-green leaves, red to brown bark that peals off in short strips to flakes. Tree is generally conical but the top broadens when it reaches maturity at about 60' in height. Weeping branches gives this tree the alternate name of Tolleson's weeping juniper.

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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.  DO NOT TRESPASS!  No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.  To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.

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