Northern White Cedar
A Northern White Cedar has been known to reach 50-60 feet in height, with a girth of 24-36 inches at maturity. The canopy is commonly in a compact, conical to pyramidal form with a spread of 10-15 feet. In cultivated landscapes, however, it is commonly seen in a smaller form (20-30 inches in height). Because its wood is rot and termite-resistant, it is used for a variety of products, including fences, cabins, canoes, wooden ware, lumber, etc. Cedar is an important medicine used by Mi’kmaq people.
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The wood and oil of the cedar is a natural bug repellent.