Tree Mystery?

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Date Photo Taken: 06/23/2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posted By: jc10ls

Notes:

Reddish/Pinkish bark, very tiny green needles, needles turning brown and shedding under a lot of the green needles, OLD GROWTH FOREST, tree is over 6 meters, branches begin about 3 meters up the tree and sit horizontally. Growing among white pines, red pine, white birch, maples, oaks. Do not think this is a native tree. Previous house owners were horticulturalists.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Have you considered Eastern White cedar. There are a lot of bark/trunk similarities. I can’t really make out any detail in the foliage.

    June 25th, 2013 at 3:52 pm
  2. jc10ls Unregistered says:

    Thank you for your reply. Yes, there are a lot of similarities in the bark/trunk to the Eastern white cedar. The foliage however, consists of very tiny needles that are not flat like cedar but pointed and prickly?? When I crunch the needles up in my hand they smell like a Christmas tree.

    June 25th, 2013 at 4:40 pm
  3. jc10ls Apprentice says:

    Thank you for your reply. The bark/trunk does look similar to the Eastern White Cedar but the needles are very different. Instead of being flat like the cedar these needles are very tiny (4/5mm), pointed, sharp, and prickly??

    June 25th, 2013 at 4:46 pm
  4. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    The needles to stem attachment resembles fir tree but I can’t find a fir tree with that bark appearance. Have you seen this comparison http://www.finegardening.com/plants/articles/spruce-fir-pine.aspx

    June 25th, 2013 at 6:29 pm
  5. jc10ls Unregistered says:

    I am actually now thinking it might be some kind of Juniper?? The tree I have though is probably 70 to 80ft. in height. The needles on it don’t resemble any of the ones in the comparison on the link you provided. Thanks for helping. Really stumped on this.

    June 25th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

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