Thuja Plicata - Western Red Cedar

Thuja Plicata - Western Red Cedar

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Common name(s): Western Red Cedar

Identification: Large tree up to 60 m in height, grey fibrous bark, branches J shaped

Leaves:  Scale-like leaves flattened horizontally, closely pressed to the stem.

Habitat: moist to wet soils, shaded mature forests.

Ecology: Pine white caterpillars eat the needles as food. Nuthatches, yellow warblers, woodpeckers forage in the tree.

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