In this study, growth potential of Crimean juniper (Juniperus excelsa Bieb) seedlings for the first growing season under Tekir Forest Nursery conditions in Kahramanmaras was evaluated The height growth of Crimean juniper seedlings was relatively. close to that. of Lebanon cedar (Cedrus libani A. Rich). seedlings produced in the same nursery, but their root collar diameters were fairly lower than. that of Lebanon cedar seedlings. According to coniferous seedling standards of Turkish Standards Institute, the. height growth of Crimean juniper seedlings was fairly good, but their root collar diameters were slightly small. In this respect, that 2+0 or 1+1 Crimean juniper seedlings are used in reforestation activities in the region would be more useful than 1+0 seedlings.