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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Instead, consider planting the slower growing golden variety Castlewellan, or Thuja plicata, which has green, pungent foliage.
A Thuja Plicata Atrovriens, bronze/green coloured leaves grows up to one foot a year, no where near as invasive as Leylandii.
A Thuja Plicata Atrovriens, with bronze/green coloured leaves, grows up to 1ft a year.
Instead of leylandii grow Thuja plicata or western red cedar, which has a more controlled growth.
Thujin, a novel lactone from the discolored heartwood of Thuja plicata Donn.
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).