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Trees ( Needles Scale-like )
Cypress and Juniper Family (Cupressaceae)

Rocky Mountain Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum

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 Western Slope Montane
Height:
 Up to 5 m

Description: Found primarily on the western slopes, the Rocky Mountain juniper has been reported in isolated stands within Kananaskis Country on the eastern slopes. It grows as a small tree up to 5 m in height. Like the more common creeping juniper, the leaves resemble scales rather than needles. The berry like cones ripen in their second autumn when they take on a deep blue colour. During their first season, they are gray in colour. The cones are around 8 mm in diametre. The bark is stringy in nature and reddish brown in colour.

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