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western juniper

noun
1.
a round-headed tree, Juniperus occidentalis, of the western coast of the U.S., having scalelike leaves with a gland on the back and oval, blue-black fruit.
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  • western juniper woodlands are expanding from their historic range and causing significant declines of other plant communities.
  • Understory dynamics in cut and uncut western juniper woodlands.
  • Some areas are open playa flats while others are dominated by scattered to thick western juniper cover.
  • Fire history and western juniper encroachment in sagebrush steppe.
  • western juniper appeared to spread over the previous century.
  • Conditions are fair across the allotment and western juniper control was recommended as the only improvement.
  • The majority of the area has converted to closed canopy western juniper woodlands during the past century.
  • western juniper was found primarily on rocky outcrops and ridgelines and occasionally established in the low open areas.

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