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The Red Cedar Tree, Thuja Plicata Is Aromatic and Provides Shelter for Birds
The red cedar tree, also called the eastern red cedar, is formally known as Juniperus virginiana. The tree is a member of the timber tree of the Cypress family and is found east of the Rockies in the United States. This evergreen ornamental tree provides shelter for birds and mammals during winter. It has beautiful reddish-brown bark and small cones which birds and other animals eat.
The red cedar has a shape like a pyramid or a column with grayish to reddish-brown bark. The tree prefers full sun, and within forty years, it will grow from thirty to forty feet but can reach up to ninety feet high. This evergreen tree is aromatic, with needlelike or scale-like foliage that can be coarse or fine-cut. The color varies from blue-green to gray-green to light or dark-green. During the winter season, colors will turn brown. The tree's soft, waxy and silvery bark covers the single trunk. Female and male cones bore on separate trees. For the female plants, pale blue fruits occur, adorning the branches and small and spiky flowers. The male counterpart of the tree has tiny and tan-colored pine cones considered to be the pollen-bearing organs of the tree. At the end of the winter season, the tiny organs of the tree released the pollens, pollinating the female plants. Red cedars bloom during springtime.
Eastern red cedar is resistant to extreme drought, heat, and cold. However, red cedar or its species invade pastures, meadows, and other open grassy areas considered an undesirable weed by botanists and other gardeners.
Red Cedar Trees, Thuja Plicata are Instrumental in Making Furniture, Medicines and For the Usage of Christmas Trees
This fragrant wood is instrumental in making pencils, cabinets, log cabins, fence posts, and novelties. Its fruit and tender young branches have oils used in medicines. It is also grown for the usage of Christmas trees and other cultivated varieties for ornaments. Red cedar makes an excellent color landscape during dull months, can thrive in urban soils, and is very low to no maintenance.
When planting red cedars, water the newly planted trees every other day for two weeks, and allow them to dry completely. After the first two weeks, continue watering the plant once a week during the first three years, especially if there has not been an inch of rain during the previous week. During the winter months, watering is not necessary unless the weather is arid. And once the trees mature, the tree care is less; however, you should remove dead or diseased branches.