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JasonToews 12-12-2011 10:58 PM

can anyone identify this tree? it smells amazing!
 
close up of the needles

http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...s/PC120090.jpg

the tree

http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...s/PC120093.jpg

Was thinking of using it in an ale.

gwcr 12-12-2011 11:07 PM

Can you describe the smell (beyond the amazing part ;))?

passedpawn 12-12-2011 11:09 PM

looks like a fir to me.

JasonToews 12-12-2011 11:14 PM

kinda piny, lemony type smell, hard to describe. I've been looking on the internet to try and figure it out, but since the needles are so clustered its hard to find a match

Yooper 12-12-2011 11:16 PM

Bob is looking it up- but he says it's a juniper but isn't sure of the exact species without looking it up.

I assume it's not a native tree, but instead a yard specimen? The problem with identifying yard specimens is that they could be European or Asian plants, and any number of plants.

gwcr 12-12-2011 11:20 PM

my first thought was a juniper also, but the lemony smell would be different from the junipers we had growing up. Our junipers had more of a gin type smell to them from the wierd blue-green colored berries.

Gear101 12-12-2011 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper (Post 3565271)
Bob is looking it up- but he says it's a juniper but isn't sure of the exact species without looking it up.

I assume it's not a native tree, but instead a yard specimen? The problem with identifying yard specimens is that they could be European or Asian plants, and any number of plants.

Almost looks like a blue, but hard to tell with the pic?

JasonToews 12-12-2011 11:21 PM

it is kinda blue, and yes it was here when I moved in, dont think its native to BC. thanks for the help guys. If anyones for sure, please do let me know!

Yooper 12-12-2011 11:26 PM

Bob says his best guess is the Rocky Mountain Juniper. Juniperus scopulorum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

JasonToews 12-12-2011 11:30 PM

hmm, possibly, its never produced any cones or berries though. May still be young. I've been here 6 years now. Thanks for the help guys!


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