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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[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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Radial distribution of thujaplicins in old growth and second growth western red cedar (Thuja plicata Donn).
The variability in resistance to decay of the heartwood of home-grown western red cedar (Thuja plicata D.
By the inspection at 15 years of exposure, none of the species were completely free of attack, and untreated decks of most species at both locations, except western red cedar (Thuja plicata) and subalpine fir, would have required replacement as a consequence of decay.
Kiln-dried boards (2 by 6s and 2 by 4s) 8 feet in length were obtained from three species traditionally believed to be naturally durable: western red cedar (Thuja plicata Donn ex D.
A Thuja Plicata Atrovriens, with bronze/green coloured leaves, grows up to 1ft a year.
Thujin, a novel lactone from the discolored heartwood of Thuja plicata Donn.
Instead of leylandii grow Thuja plicata or western red cedar, which has a more controlled growth.
Western red cedar (WRC; Thuja plicata Donn) is commonly used to make shakes and shingles because of its straight grain, low density, dimensional stability, and natural durability (Gonzalez 2004).
Although there was some variation in weight loss among boards, China-fir heartwood was found to be similar in decay resistance to western redcedar (Thuja plicata) and should be classified as highly decay resistant.
A nice-looking shrub with deep emerald foliage that smells of pineapple if you crush it is Thuja plicata atrovirens.
Composite samples along with control blocks of spruce (Picea glauca), western redcedar (Thuja plicata), and red maple (Acer rubrum) were exposed to several species of fungi including agricultural, brown-rot, and white-rot fungi.
Western red cedar (Thuja plicata), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), and red pine (Pinus resinosa) roundwood sections, recovered from freshly processed poles, were individually dried in a series of experimental runs.