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Old 12-12-2011, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default can anyone identify this tree? it smells amazing!

close up of the needles



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Was thinking of using it in an ale.


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Old 12-13-2011, 12:07 AM   #2
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Can you describe the smell (beyond the amazing part )?


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looks like a fir to me.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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!
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Bob says his best guess is the Rocky Mountain Juniper. Juniperus scopulorum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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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