red cedar


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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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eastern red cedar, aromatic cedar

A highly aromatic, moderately high-density, fine-textured wood of a distinctive red color with white streaks; widely used for fence posts, shingles, and mothproof closet linings.
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As harvesting shifts toward more second-growth forests, hard questions are increasingly asked about the naturally durable heartwood species, including: "Is the lumber we are buying now as durable as the material we used to get?" "What is the effect on service life of sapwood faces on lumber?" "Can I substitute western larch or tamarack for western red cedar?" And in new markets: "Is white cedar or yellow cedar really as durable as western red cedar?" There are plenty of textbook references and anecdotal evidence but little or no hard data on which to base answers to such questions.
The lounge/dining area is open planned with Western red cedar boarded sloping ceiling with four large windows to the front and doors to the rear.
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Made of durable Western red cedar, the screen is bolted to a steel frame and stands 4 feet from the exterior wall.
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Partly in response to a tight budget, the palette of materials and finishes also reflects an oriental refinement--surfaces in bathing areas are clad in green-grey stone, set against smooth concrete and strips of untreated red cedar. Elsewhere in the Tempodrom, concrete walls and floors of polished, poured asphalt are durable but elegant solutions to vigorous use by a high through put of people.
In Olympic National Forest in Washington, authorities believe more than 40 trees--including a 400-year-old western red cedar 7 feet across--were destroyed by methamphetamine users, according to the Associated Press quoting the Seattle Times.