Eastern White Cedar
Other common names:
Arborvitae, Cedar, Eastern Arborvitae, Eastern Thuja, Northern White Cedar|
Cypress Family (Cupressaceae)
Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) - similar only in name, different appearance.
Fields and Open Areas, Wet Areas; Just about anywhere: mainly on rocky areas, and wet areas.
Trees in Canada: 26
Eastern White Cedar, commonly called just plain "Cedar", grows in a variety of locations that we humans might call "stressful". It loves to grow up from cracks in rocks, on alvar pavements, and in swamps.
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: occidentalis: western
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