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Eastern White Cedar

Thuja occidentalis

Native

The eastern white cedar is a relatively small, hardy slow growing tree, it typically reaches up to 15 meters tall. It is native to North America and can be found throughout Ontario, usually in swampy areas where the rock underneath is limestone. It usually lives for about 200 years, but can occasionally live much longer. Also known as the ‘Tree-Of-Life,’ First Nations used Eastern White Cedar in teas to prevent scurvy.

Leaf

Scaled leaves of the Eastern White Cedar

Fruit/Seed

Red squirrels eat the fruit of the White Cedar

Bark

186 Trees

Heritage Tree

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