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i found this juniper on the side of some railroad tracks. i believe it has potential and it seems healthy.

it appears to be naturally stunted.
 

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i found this juniper on the side of some railroad tracks. i believe it has potential and it seems healthy.

it appears to be naturally stunted.

It's a good find. If the rail road is still active it has probably been hacked back by rail road employees or the actual passage of the train.
 

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Out of curiosity where are you keeping this juniper. Normally Juniperus Virginiana foliage turns dark almost a purply color in winter. I kinda like this one see some potential
 

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Good find, CC! Nice taper, plenty of low foliage -- definite potential.

I think Vance is right: stunting has probably been done by the hand of man, for what that's worth. It's still a nice little tree.
 

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Here's a quick-and-dirty virt of what I see in this tree. You may like it, or it may at least spark some idea of your own.

(The gray stubs are supposed to be jins. I make no claim to be a wizard with Photoshop! :) )
 

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I agree with the others. A great find with lots of potential.

Keep us posted as you develop this bad boy.
 

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