The hills around Santa Fe are covered in a particular xeric tree which is quite small and looks like some kind of juniper which I have been unable to identify:

Santa Fe trees

What is this species?

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    $\begingroup$ Do you have any close-up photos? $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Dec 13 '15 at 5:59

I eventually figured it out. It is the one-seed juniper, Juniperus monosperma.

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