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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Yellow cedar, Douglas-fir, and western red cedar were the most durable, followed by eastern white cedar, western larch, and tamarack.
Drill posts other than western red cedar posts 4 in.
While [alpha]-pinene, [beta]-pinene and delta-3 carene are often found, western red cedar oil consists mainly of [beta]-thujone.
The Western red cedar log is decay and insect resistant, as well as fragrant- all pointing towards a distinct living experience.
Western red cedar (WRC; Thuja plicata) is highly valued for its decay resistance and, to a lesser degree, for its termite resistance.
Hardy evergreens such as pyracantha, privet, laurel, yew, leyland cypress and western red cedar are fine, but be prepared to cover with fleece if severe frost occurs.
I built my big wave surfboard from kiln-dried Western red cedar I bought there.
FC Wales is increasing the variety of trees it plants annually to make forests more resilient to the effects of climate change, and the species that have gone missing include Western Red Cedar, Norway and Sitka spruce, as well as mixed broadleaves.
Others, such as Western Red Cedar, are also being considered by foresters as they seek to increase the diversity - and hence resilience - of Welsh woodlands.
Forestry Commission Wales (FCW) is looking into the benefits of planting more exotic species, including the Giant North American Redwood, Macedonian Pine and Western Red Cedar, alongside new plantations of native trees such as oak and ash.
Amongst the trees down for felling are English oak, silver maple, and western red cedar.
It includes a pavilion clad in western red cedar with two wings that intersect, providing two glass studio spaces, each with its own deck overlooking a pond.

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