Common Names Cedar, juniper, Utah juniper
Description Utah juniper usually is a small round tree 10 to 15 feet high with a single trunk, or if branched, the branches arise several feet above the ground. The "berries" contain 1 or 2 seeds, and may be produced on all of the trees.
Habitat The most abundant juniper in the state, Utah juniper is wide-spread over northern and central Arizona, but does not occur in the southern part; 3,000 to 7,500 feet elevation.
Uses Used locally for fence posts. The seeds ("berries"} are eaten by wildlife. Native American Indians used the dried seeds for jewelry and the bark to make sandles and pad cradleboards. Digging sticks and other farming implements were made from the wood.