Junipers are strange conifers indeed. Their fruits look like berries and their leaves may be either scale-like or needle-like. In fact, their fruits are round cones, but they're softer than most and they have a blue, red, or copper color. Junipers commonly bear male and female flowers on separate trees, so some trees bear fruit while others don't. Juniper foliage may be scale-like, needle-like, or both, and it often has a distinctive odor that can be smelled from quite a distance.
Three junipers are native to the Pacific Northwest:
western juniper: most common; combonation of needle types with a white resin dot.
common juniper: grows primarily near treeline, at high elevations.
Rocky Mountain juniper: found in north eastern Oregon; its needles do not have resin dots.
The Pacific Northwest's junipers do not typically
trees by common name trees by scientific name dichotomous key mystery tree
website authors order a book "Trees to Know" more informational sites