Thuja plicata.

Thuja plicata. Western red-cedar. Thuja plicata, commonly known as the Western red-cedar, is a testament to the majesty of the Pacific Northwest’s ancient forests. Characterized by its tall, straight trunk and distinctive reddish-brown bark that peels away in long, fibrous strips, this evergreen conifer boasts scale-like, aromatic leaves that form flattened sprays and trim, elongated […]

Restoring Nature with Native Western Red-Cedar: Harvesting and Ecological Applications in the Pacific Northwest

The Western red-cedar, scientifically known as Thuja plicata, is a symbolic tree species of the Pacific Northwest with deep ecological and cultural significance. Not only does it provide essential habitat for countless species, but it also holds great potential for various ecological restoration efforts. By utilizing native-grown seeds, restoration projects can benefit from this magnificent […]