Juniper Tree Pictures
Juniper Tree Pictures Welcome
In the Juniper Trees category you will find lots of nice pictures of juniper trees.
Juniper Tree Facts
You will also find a lot of wonderful information on juniper trees, including information about the juniper tree species, planting information, and much more.
This is valuable and useful information that can help you to learn more about the juniper tree.
Juniper Tree Images
To view each juniper tree picture in full size, just click on the juniper tree pictures that you like.
Enjoy these pictures of juniper trees.
Juniper Tree Pictures
Juniper Trees, Facts and Info about the Juniper Tree
Here is some detailed information on the juniper tree.
Junipers Trees are coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus of the cypress family Cupressaceae. Depending on taxonomic viewpoint, there are between 50 to 67 species of juniper, widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere, from the Arctic, south to tropical Africa in the Old World, and to the mountains of Central America.
Junipers vary in size and shape from tall trees, 20 to 40 m tall, to columnar or low spreading shrubs with long trailing branches. They are evergreen with needle-like and/or scale-like leaves. They can be either monoecious or dioecious. The female seed cones are very distinctive, with fleshy, fruit-like coalescing scales which fuse together to form a "berry"-like structure, 4 to 27 mm long, with 1 to 12 unwinged, hard-shelled seeds. In some species these "berries" are red-brown or orange but in most they are blue; they are often aromatic and can be used as a spice. The seed maturation time varies between species from 6 to 18 months after pollination. The male cones are similar to those of other Cupressaceae, with 6 to 20 scales; most shed their pollen in early spring, but some species pollinate in the autumn.
Juniper berries are a spice used in a wide variety of culinary dishes and best known for the primary flavoring in gin (and responsible for gin's name, which is a shortening of the Dutch word for juniper, genever). Juniper berries are also used as the primary flavor in the liquor Jenever and sahti-style of beers. Juniper berry sauce is often a popular flavoring choice for quail, pheasant, veal, rabbit, venison and other meat dishes.
Many of the earliest prehistoric people lived in or near juniper forests which furnished them food, fuel, and wood for shelter or utensils. Many species, such as J. chinensis (Chinese Juniper) from eastern Asia, are extensively used in landscaping and horticulture, and as one of the most popular species for use in bonsai. It is also a symbol of longevity, strength, athleticism, and fertility.
Some junipers are susceptible to Gymnosporangium rust disease, and can be a serious problem for those people growing apple trees, the alternate host of the disease.
Some juniper trees are misleadingly given the common name "cedar," including Juniperus virginiana, the "red cedar" that is used widely in cedar drawers. True cedars are those tree species in the genus Cedrus, family Pinaceae.
In Morocco, the tar (gitran) of the arar tree (Juniperus phoenicea) is applied in dotted patterns on bisque drinking cups. Gitran makes the water more fragrant and is said to be good for the teeth.
American Indians have used juniper to treat diabetes; such treatments by the Navajo, for example, are under clinical study. Clinical studies have shown that treatment with juniper may retard the development of streptozotocin diabetes in mice. Native Americans also used juniper berries as a female contraceptive. The 17th Century herbalist physician Nicholas Culpeper recommended the ripened berries for conditions such as asthma and sciatica, as well as to speed childbirth.
Juniper berries are steam distilled to produce an essential oil that may vary from colorless to yellow or pale green. Some of its chemical components are alpha pinene, cadinene, camphene and terpineol.
Thank you for visiting our Tree Pictures at Tree Pictures Online.com, please come back soon for more great tree pictures!
Collection of Impressive Tree Images
|Autumn Fall Trees Images||Bermuda Tree Photos|
|Christmas Tree Pictures||Hibiscus Tree Flowers|
|Winter Tree Pictures||Impressive Tree Pictures|
|Forest Tree Paths Photos||Oak Tree Pictures|
|Cedar Trees Photos||Pine Tree Pictures|
Trees: Recent Tree Photos, Pics & Images
Tree Facts, Trivia
United States land is covered by over 30 per cent with trees and forests
Tree Pictures Online can be viewed in over 50 Languages
To view Tree Pictures Online tree categories in your preferred language choose the "Select Language" on the scroll down menu to your language ... then wait a moment and new Tree Pictures pages will appear. Enjoy these Tree Pictures.
Tree wallpaper images can make beautiful backgrounds on your computer`s desktop. See our tree wallpaper photographs link in the left tree categories.
Thank you for visiting our Tree Pictures at TreePicture Online.com, please come back soon for more great tree photos!
Manufactured Home Pictures
Log Siding Shadow Puppets Caribbean Islands
Play Touch Games Pictures of Winter Shadow Puppet Pictures Waterfall Pictures
Resume Samples Make Hot Pictures Job Application Forms