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Thuja plicata

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Western Redcedar 

FAMILY: CUPRESSACEAE

Thuja plicata - Western Redcedar

About Western Redcedar at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native from Alaska to northern California to western Montana.

  • Height can exceed 200’.

  • Needles scale-like, shiny on top with whitish “butterfly” mark on underside.

  • Seed cones small (1/2”), upright, closed and green at first then turning brown and opening while still on tree.

  • Bark is reddish-brown, furrowed, and peels off in shreds.

  • Lumber is very valuable; old growth is rare.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
1454825 SW Dosch Park Ln
Private, Rear Yard
120' Height
63' Spread
9.1' Circ.

This tree has poor visibility from the street.

Thuja plicata - Western Redcedar
1696215 SW 27th Ave
Private, Rear Yard
75' Height
33' Spread
11.6' Circ.

This tree is only partially visible from the street.

Thuja plicata - Western Redcedar