A friend of mine once explained that when collecting native junipers, there are basically three types of trees- little young one’s, big old one’s and little old one’s. The little old one’s are the rarest and the one’s we seek for bonsai. While the little old one’s where what I was seeking during my last collecting trip, I could not help but spend time studying the big old one’s as well. Here are some pictures of the big old one’s from that trip, hope you enjoy.
Cool Pinyon Pine with Jin top. I have not collected one of these yet, but would like to in the future.
Skeleton of an old tree. Check out the Cork Screw of the lowest branch!
Here's a close up
Paint Brush sometimes grows near CA and Sierra Juniper. I would love to grow this as an accent plant.
I debated collecting this thing below. It's a big twisted ball, a strange juniper that we named Freak Show.