White Cedar
Chamaecyparis thyoides

Similar to Northern White-cedar but the leaves are narrower. Both the wood and the foliage are aromatic. 

LEAVES: Evergreen, tiny scale-like leaves.

BARK: Dark brown to gray, scaly in long strips. See bark.

HABITAT: Swamps; planted as an ornamental for beauty and resistance to insects and disease.

USES: Lumber is used in shipbuilding and construction work and as shingles. 

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