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Juniper, Highland Creek


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 15 March 2012

The largest junipers I've ever encountered.

Trunk of massive juniper growing alongside Highland Creek.

Juniperus grandis

Trail Guide Information

Jenkins Canyon to Highland Lake

Local Topo Hiking Map: Highland Creek

Regional Topo Hiking Map: Carson Iceberg Wilderness

 

Research led me to specialized websites run by academic professionals, and an identification of these specimens by Professor Robert P. Adams of Baylor University.

Professor Adams states that "...the big, beautiful juniper in your photos is now Juniperus grandis (formerly J. occidentalis var. australis).

 

Juniper Information

Juniperus of the World

Gymnosperm Database: Juniperus

 

 

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