Name: Daisy I Reno, Nv (Zone 6b) Not all who wander are lost
Maybe Taxodium. My first thought was Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia) - its very similar to Taxodium.
It may be growing like that because the central leader was cut or damaged at some point. Neither tree is what I would consider a neat, conifer shape.
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