Northern White-Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

[ Trees > Conifers > Cedars . . . ]      Forest Type: Boreal Bog


Growing in wet areas in the northeast; bark reddish to grayish, peeling away in distinctively interlaced, hairy strips; cones leathery and small.

by Michael Kuo

Habitat: Often in nearly pure stands in bogs and along coasts.

Stature: 50-80 feet high; to 2 feet in diameter; pyramid-shaped or irregular.

Needles: Scale-like; rounded; dark yellowish green; fairly soft.

Bark: Thin; in interlaced, hairy strips that begin to peel away; reddish brown to dark gray.

Cones: Under 1/2 inch; leathery.

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Thuja occidentalis

Thuja occidentalis

Thuja occidentalis

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