Yellow-Cedar

Photo of the Tree

Ranging from 83 to 132 feet (25 to 40 metres) in height, the yellow-cedar with its hanging branches is a very impressive tree that retains a certain nobility despite its droopy appearance.

It occurs along the Pacific coast.

The yellow-cedar is intolerant of dry sites, as well as acid and overly moist soils. It prefers coastal areas because it requires plenty of moisture in the atmosphere.

Another particular feature of this tree is its small cones or conelets. Attached to the end of twigs, they make the tree look yellow from a distance.

Its scale-like leaves release a strong resin smell when crushed.

The yellow-cedar is frequently planted for landscape purposes.

Its light, hard, strong and pale yellow wood has a mild characteristic odour. Its resistance to decay makes it ideal for boat building, canoe paddles and greenhouse construction. In Canada and the United States, it is used for furniture making, panelling, carving and much more.


Leaf

Photo - Leaf

Leaves, scale-like.

Fruit

Photo - fruit

Fruits, small, yellowish-brown cones.