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    • Thuja plicata
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    • Western redcedar
    • western red cedar
    • canoe cedar

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Recent observations

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What

Western redcedar Thuja plicata

Observer

aidanwalkero

Date

September 29, 2014

Place

Madrona Park (Google, OSM)

Description

A tree I recognize but don't know the name of, I see them all over Seattle.

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What

Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Western redcedar Thuja plicata

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 25, 2014

Description

Walking along the shore of Anderson lake, I noticed many Thuja plicata or Western Redcedars, a most amazing tree. Some were just stumps from previous logging, some were covered in holes drilled by sapsuckers, some showed the turning of the season to autumn.

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Observer

susanelliott

Date

August 15, 2014

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What

Western redcedar Thuja plicata

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garychang

Date

September 10, 2014 01:12 PM PDT

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What

Western redcedar Thuja plicata

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gbentall

Date

August 24, 2014 06:53 PM PDT

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What

Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata

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claudiusbw

Date

July 8, 2014 10:26 AM PDT

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What

Western red cedar Thuja plicata

Observer

claudiusbw

Date

July 8, 2014 10:09 AM PDT

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What

western red cedar Thuja plicata

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

July 4, 2014

Description

These old growth Western red cedar were seen along the Berg Lake Trail in the Robson Valley. Some of these trees are over one thousand years old and exceed two metres in breadth {dbh}.

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Observer

romerm92

Date

April 15, 2014

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What

western red cedar Thuja plicata

Observer

kasiditn

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

Juanita Bay Park (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Redcedar Thuja plicata

Observer

kiana

Date

April 6, 2014

Place

Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA, US (Google, OSM)
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Description from Wikipedia

Thuja plicata, commonly called Western or Pacific redcedar,giant or western arborvitae,giant cedar, or shinglewood, is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae native to western North America. Despite its common names, it does not belong with the true cedars within the genus Cedrus. It is the Provincial tree of British Columbia, and has extensive applications for the indigenous First Nations of the Pacific Northwest.

No range data available.