|redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)|
redcedar (Juniperus virginiana; CYPRESS FAMILY [Cupressaceae]) Dense crowned evergreen tree with unflattened branchlets covered with closely packed green scales. [Juvenile foliage, in contrast, consists of prickly single needles.] Round ¼" diameter cones fleshy green turning waxy blue. Bark ash gray to reddish brown and scaly. Tolerant of poor soils, intolerant of fire, widely distributed by cedar waxwings. Alternate host of cedar-apple rust. 
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