|One-Seed Juniper is a member of the
tree grows to 25 feet in height and has gray fibrous bark and a trunk
to 1.5 feet in diameter. Leaves are yellowish
green and scale like and
grow to 1/16 inches in length.
The tree typically grows in plains,
plateaus and foothills in pinyon-juniper forests at elevations
between 3000 - 7000 feet. Cones are reddish brown and covered with a
bluish green, waxy coating and contain 1 seed to 1/4 inch in diameter.
Cones of the One-Seed Juniper are
eaten by wildlife while humans use its aromatic wood for fuel and
One-Seed Juniper can be distinguished from the
Arizona Juniper by the fact that it typically has
branched trunks growing from ground level
giving it a spherical appearance, where-as the Arizona
Juniper has a single prominent trunk.