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John Hill

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These are a couple trees I collected back in 2006. I was told they were eastern ceders but after thinking about I am starting to have doubts. They foliage looks just like that of Juniperus virginiana L.
What do you all think it may be.
Better pics to come.

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John
 

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These are a couple trees I collected back in 2006. I was told they were eastern ceders but after thinking about I am starting to have doubts. They foliage looks just like that of Juniperus virginiana L.
What do you all think it may be.
Better pics to come.

A Friend in bonsai
John

Hi John,

Were they collected in Ohio? Did it come out of an older landscaped area? It looks like an old landscape San Jose juniper or some other type of older J. chinensis given its shape.

Best,
Kirk
 
After further ado I believe it is a cypress. It would just be nice to know for sure.

A Friend in bonsai
John
 

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Hi John,

Were they collected in Ohio? Did it come out of an older landscaped area? It looks like an old landscape San Jose juniper or some other type of older J. chinensis given its shape.

Best,
Kirk

Yes it did come from a hundred year old or so farm house. Their were five or six of them but I got their to late and only the 2 were left.
Thanks Kirk.

A Friend in bonsai
John
 
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John,

the smell of the Virgiana wood is very distinctive and red in color (hence they call it "red eastern cedar").

The mature growth is rather fine to the touch (upright growth) whereas the immature growth seems very prickly. The Virginiana also changes colors during the season, even here in South Florida.. Lighter green in the Summer, dark green to very dark in the Winter.

Nice tree you found!

Best,
dorothy
 
It's a juniper, possibly an ERC, but definitely NOT a cypress (bald, or otherwise)
 
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