|Common Name(s)||Atlantic White Cedar|
|Scientific Name||Chamaecyparis thyoides|
|Location/Vegetative Zone||Thicket (Bike Path)|
|Identifying Characteristics||Green or green-blue leaves; Arranged opposite decussate pairs|
- Atlantic White Cedar is an evergreen coniferous tree with feathery foliage that is moderately flattened.
- 2-4mm and scale like in appearance
- Arranged in an opposite decussate pairs
- Green to glaucous green-blue.
- Seed Cones
- 4-9mm in diameter and
- Mature 5-7 months after pollination.
- Pollen Cones
- Brown or purple
- Release their pollen in the spring.
- Whole tree
- Christmas Trees
- Fence posts, ties, shingles
- House and boat construction
- Telephone/electric poles
- Lawn furniture
- White Cedar charcoal used to make gunpowder during the Revolutionary War
- Atlantic White Cedar is a long-lived tree. Some trees are reported to have reached 1,000 years in age. (US Forest Service)
“Atlantic White Cedar: Chamaecyparis thyoides”. Chesapeake Bay Program. Chesapeake Bay Program.Web.
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