Baker's Cypress - Hesperocyparis bakeri
Baker's Cypress is rare in its native range, being confined to a few middle elevation areas in California, with a small population extending north into Oregon. Undoubtedly, it was much more widespread in the past. The scale-like needles are very short, with dots of resin and borne in three-dimensional sprays; they have a bluish cast. Trees may reach a 100 feet on favorable sites. The bark is flaky and varies from brown to gray. The cones are rounded and warty. Tolerant of impoverished soils where competition is limited, Baker's Cypress grows slowly.