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Cedar Tree Scientific Name: Cedrus
Our feature cedar tree species is the Eastern Red Cedar.
If you are looking for information on other types of cedar, we recommend using Google search.
We hope you enjoy the information and photos we have provided to help you identify various types of cedar, to learn interesting facts about cedar trees and how cedar wood is used in a variety of industries.
Red Cedar, Eastern
Additional Information: Eastern Red Cedar
The early explorers took
note of the tree. Arthur Barlowe and Phillip Amadus were quoted as saying the trees were
"the tallest and reddest cedars in the world" when they arrived at Roanoke
Island in 1564. Colonial craftsmen lost no time in using the wood from the Eastern
Red cedar for furniture and fences as it had superior weathering capability and was easy to
work with. The wood was a staple of the pencil industry for over a century until supplies
became exhausted and the industry switched to more plentiful western cedars. Birds are
very fond of the berries, the Cedar Waxwing taking its name from the tree whose fruit is
its favorite food.
Cedar Tree Trivia
The heartwood of young cedar trees often rots due to the lack of natural oils. As a result the mature cedar trees often have hollow trunks which make great homes for various forest animals.
The Cedar Tree is depicted on Lebanon's flag, symbolizing immortality and tolerance.
Solomon's temple was made entirely of cedar wood, cut from the great cedar forests of Lebanon
Eastern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) can be seen growing from cracks in rocks and swamps. Its bark is soft and peels easily and was used to make crafts, in construction and for medicine.
White tailed deer eat the twigs of the cedar tree during the winter months.
It is believed that tea, made from the bark and leaves of the Eastern white cedar was the cure for scurvy amongst Jaques Cartier's crew. Hence the Thuja species was nicknamed arbor vitae or "tree of life".
Pencils are made from Incense Cedar
Cedar is used in incense, usually in the form of sawdust. The pungent resin is easily released as smoke.
Furniture makers use cedar to line blanket boxes because the oil from the cedar tree is a natural insect repellent thus protecting its contents.
Western red cedar wood is popular for outdoor construction projects like fences, decks and shingles as it is decay-resistant.
Cigar-box cedar or Spanish cedar is used to line blanket boxes as it repels moths from ruining blankets or clothing that is stored inside and it has a pleasant fragrance.
Spanish cedar has been listed in CITES as an endangered species.
Cedar wood is not recommended for use in saunas. The moisture and humidity causes the cedar to turn black and look dirty after a short period of time. Mold causes health problems and an unpleasant odour.
The richly grained Cedar lumber is perfect for outdoor projects such as decks, fences, gazebos, pool cabanas, and garden sheds as it is extremely weather resistant.
Cedar is virtually pitch and resin free, the wood easily accepts a range of finishes, from fine oils and stains, to solid coatings and paint.
Cedar Trees Pictures
Cedar Trees: Love the smell of the cedar when you rub the leaves in your fingers. One can also slow burn the green cedar branches with leaves to create a lovely sweet cedar smoke scent
Cedar Tree Care
Cedar trees do bend well under the weight of heavy wet snow and when hit with ice storms. The green cedar branches do return somewhat but it is best to beat off any heavy snow build up right away.
Smash any ice build up off but be careful as damage will occur to the cedar leaves and branches because ice has adhered to the leaves. If you have a cedar hedge, the importance and task grows with the number of trees you have.
How does one tie back 25+ cedars trees? Time consuming headache, Lots of stakes and ropes.
Cedar Tree Hedge
Cedar trees are evergreen, leaves stay on year round, and make great privacy hedges to hide objects such as transformers, fire hydrants, neighbors old car ... and Spring time is a great growing time to plant cedars as the ground is wet, the sun not too hot to dry out the soil, so your maintenance of the trees is minimal and risk of tree loss is at it's lowest.
Emerald Cedar Trees
Emerald or pyramidal cedar is readily sold by the truck load at the local building store and garden centers in Spring. Pyramidal cedar's bright green dense leaf foliage are great for decorative hedges but if privacy is a concern the emerald or pyramidal cedar must be planted close together and given many years to offer the privacy of a fence.
White or black cedar trees make better privacy hedges. These can to be found at your higher end garden or landscape center. These cedars will grow together better into a wider and taller hedge that will offer you the privacy, wind protection and hide any large objects that you don't want to see.
Are Your Cedar Trees Turning Brown?
Here are some of the reasons why your cedar trees are turning brown.
Cedar Trees Trimmed
Cedar hedges which are trimmed and shaped at least once a year always look best.
Eastern White Cedar trees are the most popular trees for creating a natural hedge. They are inexpensive, easy to transplant and grow quickly. They are an excellent choice as a privacy fence, windbreak, or for noise reduction.
Cedars can serve two privacy purposes. One to prevent neighboring eyes from seeing you ... and second to prevent and hide undesirable objects from your view.
Cedar Hedge Privacy Example: a neighbors driveway borders your property and now mature 20 foot (6 metre) high cedars hide the activity of coming and going of traffic.
Cedars are the perfect option to create a living fence. A mature cedar hedge offers great year round privacy but can also be used to define and remind your neighbors where your property line is.
Cedar tree hedges on larger properties can be used to section areas of the property, run along pathways, frame vegetable gardens and decorate long fence lines, they can also be planted as a feature in your garden.
A hedge is the simplest form of topiary and is used to create boundaries, walls or screens.
Dieback of cedar hedging is fairly common and can be caused for a variety of reasons. If the whole tree has died it suggests damage to the root system either during planting or due to environmental stresses. Cedar hedges are less likely to die as a result of disease, insects, or injury caused by the animal population.
Cedar mulch is a popular decorative landscape treatment for garden beds.
Cedar mulch is processed from the bark and unused materials from lumber and wood production. Cedar mulch suppresses weed growth, conserves water, minimizes soil erosion and is a natural insect repellent.
You can purchase cedar mulch in a variety of colors. Cedar mulch has a natural reddish hue but can be dyed brown, black or bright red. The pigments are derived from natural sources and will not harm people, pets or plants. Over time the cedar mulch will fade when exposed to sunlight.
You may not want to use cedar mulch in your vegetable garden as it could be phytotoxic to your plants.
Natural red cedar incense is a by product of the timber industry. You can purchase red cedar incense in the form of cones or sticks. The sweet smell of fresh cut cedar can transform any room into a comfy log cabin in the woods. The fragrance creates a mood of tranquility and peace of mind.
Cedar of Lebanon
The national emblem of Lebanon. This tree is valued for its high quality wood. This cedar was used in the construction of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem as well as the ship building industry.
Log Home Construction
You might be wondering what types of trees are used to build log homes. The logs used for your home should be graded for structural use. Your choice of logs may depend on cost, availability and preference. Your log cabin may be built from pine, douglas fir, spruce, cedar, oak or cypress.
The cost of your home will depend on the wood you choose. Pine is the most affordable because there is plenty of it. Cedar is known for its aromatic scent and the mighty oak for its strength and variety of grain and color.
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