Another typical espalier planting.
Hard to say what might have happened to this one, but considering it was planted in a 1' bed along a sidewalk I am surprised its still there.
Leaves evergreen, alternate, simple, narrowly lanceolate or broadly linear, dark green, 3-5" long, distinct midrib, leaves clustered and appearing whorled at the tips of the stems. Stiff looking usually vertical on the stems.
Plants are dioecious, male cones are yellow, elongated sort of like a cedar, females fleshy elliptical greenish blue cone, 1.5" long and black when mature. These black things are last years males.
Stems pale green or lightly brown, very strongly grooved.