Eastern Red-cedar Juniperus virginiana
Family: Cupressaceae (Cypress)
Branching: Evergreen

This tree is similar to Eastern White-cedar, but not as common. It is separated mainly by its rounded needles (rather than flat) and the bluish-red colour the tree has (rather than yellowish).  Its bark looks similar though; they both become slightly shreddy and reddish-looking.  Its fruits are typical of other Junipers.

Red-cedar needles

Another view of the needles, and the bluish, berry-like fruit

Red-cedar bark.  Slightly red and usually shredding and peeling vertically

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