The western redcedars were along the lakeside. The redcedars had flat needles and the bark was paperlike (in the sense that it looked easy to peel).
Scale-like needles changing colors with change in temperature
brown trunks and branches
I saw lots of these in the Ravenna Park.
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.