Conifers – Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)

Indigenous peoples for centuries used this native tree for things like building material from canoes to box construction and more. Today we also associate it with shingles and decking as well. Note the smaller scale leaves and compare to the Hiba Cedar’s foliage (number one of this series). Thus, the name Thujopsis is referring to these leaves, Thuja-like.

2022-02-16T15:44:41+00:00February 16th, 2022|