Western red cedar


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Western red cedar:

see juniperjuniper,
any tree or shrub of the genus Juniperus, aromatic evergreens of the family Cupressaceae (cypress family), widely distributed over the north temperate zone. Many are valuable as a source of lumber and oil. The small fleshy cones are berrylike in appearance.
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, arborvitaearborvitae
[Lat.,=tree of life], aromatic evergreen tree of the genus Thuja of the family Cupressaceae (cypress family), with scalelike leaves borne on flattened branchlets of a fanlike appearance and with very small cones.
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thuya, western red cedar, Pacific red cedar

A soft, lightweight, straight coarse-grained wood that is relatively weak; the sap-wood is white, the heartwood is reddish; because of its durability it is widely used for shingles, tanks, and other exterior applications.

western red cedar

A durable, straight-grained, moderately low-density wood of the western US; used extensively for construction where durability is important, esp. for shingles and shakes. Also called thuya.
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A sense of having been handled into place is nowhere stronger than in the pair of works in western red cedar made for Andre's exhibition in Krefeld in 1981; dispersed when sold to different collections, the pair was shown together again in Marseilles.
By means of steam distillation: There are at least nine components in the steam-volatile oil of western red cedar (Thuja plicata) heartwood, but the most important are [alpha]-, [beta]- and [tau]- thujaplicin; [beta]-thujaplicinol; thujic acid and its methyl ester.

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