Rocky Mountain Juniper, Juniperus Scopulorum
Some Colorado locals call these trees Cedars. Native to western North America the tree has long been used by Native Americans for rituals, medications such as tea (using leaves, roots or berries) and the wood for tools. Well adapted for dry areas these evergreen trees can be a small tree, growing up to 30 feet tall and up to 12 feet wide. Common diseases in Colorado are cedar-apple rust and dwarf mistletoe.