In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Juniper Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Juniper Tree.
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How to Draw a Juniper Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: First draw the roots with five lines coming out from a center point.
Step 2: In this step draw the trunk, which is two lines with a slight bend to the right and then meet them at the top.
Step 3: Next draw the branch which is similar to the trunk just smaller. The branch should start in the middle of the trunk and drawn out to the left.
Step 4: This step you will draw the twigs with lines coming off the trunk as well as the branch. Also add a few more lines off those twigs to create a tree shape.
Step 5: The last step is to draw the fruit wich is a few circles placed in the twigs.
Interesting Facts about Juniper Trees
Juniper Trees are evergreens that have lacy greenery. The needles are a blue green color and measure a ? of an inch. The tree can creep along the ground or be a tall tree. Juniper Trees grow in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. They don’t need much water to live and can do so for 120 years. Junipers can get as high as 30 feet. To spread their seeds, the trees grow a small green berry. The berry turns blue when it is ready to release the seeds.
Did you know?
- Juniper berries were used to make Gin a popular alcohol in Europe.
- Native Americans used the Juniper Tree for sprains, wounds, and ulcers.
- Native American women drank Juniper tea to make child birth go faster.
- In Europe, Juniper is hung over door ways to ward off evil spirits.
- There is an old legend that if you dream of collecting Juniper berries during winter it was a prophecy.
Theme: Juniper Trees are associated with a lot of superstitions. On the next Friday the 13th talk to your class about superstitions and how they came about. You can cover black cats, walking under ladders, and tossing salt over the shoulder. There are many others too, but most superstitions are based in a personal belief.