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Northern White Cedar

Thuja occidentalis

Description:

Northern White Cedar branch with bud frozen under ice. Images 4 and 5 show the small, clustered cones growing near the ends of the twigs. They stay on through the winter, after winged seeds have flown away. Evergreen. Grows to 60 feet. Lives a long time sometimes over 300 years. Flat spray of leaves, the Indians called it 'feather leaf'. The tree has a thin, red-brown bark that can be shredded off.

Habitat:

Forest

Notes:

Not really a cedar; it is called Arborvitae, tree of life, by many because of its long life.

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1 Comment

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 4 years ago

Six, very beautiful, and very interesting photos....six, remarkable photos....

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Apr 6, 2018
Submitted on Apr 6, 2018

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