White Cedar

Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis

Other Common Names: Eastern Arborvitae, American Arborvitae, Northern White Cedar

Identification Characteristics: Leaves flat and scale like; 3-5cm in length

Other Interesting Characteristics: This species is threatened where white-tail dear populations are high, since deer commonly use cedars as a winter food source. Oils from this tree are found in organic medications used to eliminate warts.