help me ID a volunteer evergreen tree

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Date Photo Taken: 04/03/2014
Location: Nashville, tn
Posted By: dixie911


This is a volunteer tree growing underneath my hosebib. It it completely in shade. I want to replant but need to find out what type of tree it is before I do so so that I can put it in the correct place. There is actually another one next to it (although not shown) that is only about 4″ tall. This one shown is about 14″ tall. Thank you so much for your help!


  1. Witchazel Unregistered says:

    I’ve always thought those were cedars but there are quite a few kinds and I’m not sure which one that is specifically.

    April 4th, 2014 at 11:21 am
  2. dixie911 Leaf Lover says:

    Thank you so much Witchazel! I will start my researching there! 🙂

    April 4th, 2014 at 10:06 pm
  3. Leaf Lover says:

    It looks like a native – eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginia) . The young needles are very sharp and prickly. A great tree, but you would probably want to transplant it to a larger space.

    April 12th, 2014 at 10:08 am
  4. dixie911 Leaf Lover says:

    Thank you so much Kerhome!! ;-D I will do exactly that.

    April 18th, 2014 at 11:53 am

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