Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) Also called western juniper. Lives on the higher elevation rocky slopes of Sierra Nevada
sierra juniper trunk
sierra juniper bark – Beautiful bark glows red.
sierra juniper foliage – Juniper foliage and unripe berries in mid summer.
incense cedar – Calocedrus decurrens: Grows in the wild from 2000 to 7000 feet in elevation and to a height of 125 feet. Trunks can grow to 7 feet in diameter.
incense cedar bark
incense cedar foliage
ponderosa pine – Pinus ponderosa: Naturally occurs from 1500 to 7000 feet in elevation. Grows to 225 feet in height and up to 8 feet in diameter. Also called yellow pine.
ponderosa pine bark
ponderosa pine needles
ponderosa pine cone
sugar pine – Pinus lambertiana: Naturally occuring from 3500 to 9000 feet in elevation. The sugar pine grows to 180 feet in height and to 7 feet in diameter.
sugar pine bark
sugar pine needles
sugar pine cone – Sugar pine cones grow to 18 inches in length.
white fir – Abies concolor: Naturally occuring from 2500 to 8000 feet in elevation. The white fir grows to 200 feet in height and 4 feet in diameter.
white fir group
white fir bark
white fir needles
red fir – Abies magnifica: Naturally occuring from 5000 to 9000 feet in elevation. The red fir grows to 175 feet in height and to 5 feet in diameter. Also called silver tip fir.
red fir bark
red fir needles
red fir group
limber pine – Pinus flexilis: The limber pine is a high elevation pine. Naturally occuring from 9300 to 12000 feet in elevation. Limber pines grow to 60 feet in height and 4 feet in diameter. Limber pines are rarely seen because they grow where cars don’t
limber pine needles
limber pine bark
lodgepole pine bark
lodgepole pine needles
jeffrey pine – Pinus jeffreyi: Naturally occuring from 5200 to 9000 feet in elevation. The jeffrey pine grows to 170 feet in height and up to 7 feet in diameter.