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Old 12-12-2011, 11:58 PM   #1
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close up of the needles



the tree



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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Old 12-13-2011, 12:09 AM   #3
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looks like a fir to me.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:14 AM   #4
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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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Old 12-13-2011, 12:16 AM   #5
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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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Old 12-13-2011, 12:20 AM   #6
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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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Old 12-13-2011, 12:20 AM   #7
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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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Old 12-13-2011, 12:21 AM   #8
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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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Old 12-13-2011, 12:30 AM   #10
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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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