Juniper juniperus communis grows in southern Finland and we have many of them in our forest. They grow very slowly and don't survive hot, dry summers very well. The wood has a strong aroma and is used for making decorative objects and various handicrafts. The berries are used in cooking.
Today we found three juniper trees in need of some TLC. One of them was too damaged to be saved so we felled it and are storing it while it dries out. We might be able to save the other two by staking them upright again.
Here a pine has fallen on top of a juniper tree which is still alive but seriously flattened. We need to get the chain saw out to remove the pine tree and see if we can save the juniper.
This one doesn't look very special but it could be well over 40 years old. We scraped off the moss and it's hanging in the roof of the barn to dry. It was dead and would have evetually rotted if we had left it in situ.
This one was probably flattened by the forestry workers who cleared the forest two years ago. We propped it up with another branch and we will secure it with a stake and some rope. The roots seemed to be firmly in place.