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  • Portuguese
    • Tuia-gigante
  • Scientific Names
    • Thuja plicata
  • English
    • western red cedar
    • canoe cedar
    • western redcedar
  • French
    • thuya géant

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Recent observations

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What

western redcedar Thuja plicata

Date

February 7, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

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western redcedar Thuja plicata

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crystalhayes

Date

February 8, 2016 09:12 AM EST

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western redcedar Thuja plicata

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wisel

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February 6, 2016 10:59 AM PST

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western redcedar Thuja plicata

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laurus_nobilis

Date

November 30, 2014

Description

Grow seedling Go!

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western redcedar Thuja plicata

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sjenniferc

Date

February 1, 2016 01:57 PM PST

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western redcedar Thuja plicata

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sjenniferc

Date

January 31, 2016 01:49 PM PST

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western redcedar Thuja plicata

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sjenniferc

Date

January 25, 2016 12:29 PM PST

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western redcedar Thuja plicata

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chlorophilia

Date

January 30, 2016

Description

These Western redcedar have died off over the last ten years, due to drought (according to my neighbour). Indeed they stand in a fairly sub-mesic area, on a moisture-shedding slope, near a hilltop crest. Western redcedar standing in such relatively dry conditions will be the first to show signs of stress during periods of drought, and could make good indicators for monitoring climate change.

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western redcedar Thuja plicata

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mikepatterson

Date

July 14, 2012 11:46 AM PDT

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western redcedar Thuja plicata

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johnrb

Date

January 21, 2016 11:16 AM PST

Description

Cones visible

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western redcedar Thuja plicata

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vncdatatech01

Date

June 2, 2012

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western redcedar Thuja plicata

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ashleysmithers

Date

January 18, 2016 10:56 AM PST
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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.

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