Identification: Is this a juniper (that can carry trellis rust)?

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  1. gotong

    gotong New Member

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    Hello,

    Hope someone can help out here... Attached are photos of what i believe to be a juniper near the back fence. Our pear tree has been suffering from rust so i decided to chop this poor guy down but recently the trunk has been growing new needles. Will complete removal (chopped to the root) be enough to control the pear rust? I don't think there are any other junipers within 100ft.

    Please let me know if this post is in the wrong forum.

    Cheers,
    Goldwyn
     
  2. Sundrop

    Sundrop Well-Known Member

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    Something quite unusual. It certainly doesn't look like a Juniper to me. Someone will likely correct me if I am wrong.
     
  3. hortiphoto

    hortiphoto Active Member 10 Years

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    Yes, rather unusual. Could it be a form of Podocarpus matudae?
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Take another photo from a few steps back? Not a juniper.
     
  5. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Active Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    Looks like Larix kaempferi 'Diana'. Pear trellis rust will not infect Larix.
     

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