Utah Juniper - Juniperus osteosperma
As much as 30 feet in height, and often with multiple trunks and a rounded, spreading crown, Utah Juniper grows on dry sites from middle to high elevations west of the Rocky Mountains to eastern California, occurring as far north as southern Montana. The leaves are very tiny and are yellow-green with an inconspicuous resin gland; leaves on young trees are needlelike. The bark is exfoliating in thin strips.The cones are blue to reddish-brown and typically have a single seed within, sometimes two; the cones mature in 1-2 years. Utah Juniper is very long-lived.