The Western Red Cedar has a shallow root system though given its wide spreading properties is fairly root strong. These trees
grow in many different mixed forests and are found with most all of the commercial species in British Columbia. The leaves of the
Cedar tree are distinctively flat, scaly and green-colored
The wood is also characteristic with the sapwood being creamy white and the heartwood either a light reddish brown or a deeper
chocolate brown. There is a marked transition between the heartwood and sapwood and between the springwood and summerwood. The
wood is very fragrant and splits easily with the grain. It is a very light wood and is free of pitch or resin.
This species was instrumental to First Nations People as they used the wood for everything from weapons to cooking. There are
records of 60 foot long Cedar canoes being over 8 ft. wide. We find many uses for Cedar including Shakes and Shingles, Poles,
Posts, Sashes, Window and Door Frames, Interior Finishing and Paneling. The most sought after property of Western Red Cedar is
its resistance to decay and insect damage, lasting in most any environment well over 100 years.
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