While western juniper trees (Juniper occidentalis) are native to Idaho, Washington and California, the densest stands occur in central Oregon. Western juniper typically reaches 15 to 50 feet high, with a short, stout trunk and spreading branches. Some trees have an estimated age of 2,000 years.
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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.