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Least Concern (LC)

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Cupressaceae -- Cypress family

    J. Edward Dealy

    Western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) is also called Sierra  juniper. There are two subspecies separated geographically, occidentalis  in the northern part and australis in the southern part of its  range. Unless specifically identified, both are included in the following  discussion. One of the largest western junipers recorded grows on the  Stanislaus National Forest in California. It measures 414 cm (163 in) in  d.b.h., is 26.5 m (87 ft) tall, and has a crown spread of 15.5 m (51 ft).


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J. Edward Dealy

Source: Silvics of North America

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