Western Red Cedar Tree Seeds

Western Red Cedar Tree Seeds

Regular price $4.90
Thuja plicata

The official tree of British Columbia, Western Redcedar is one of the west coast giants. Growing to heights of 60m (200ft) and diameters of 5m (16ft) and living for 800 years or more, makes this one of the world's most impressive trees.

Used by aboriginal people for centuries prior to the arrival of European explorers, Western Redcedar has been known as the tree of life. Aboriginals used this tree for such goods as canoes carved from single logs (some more than 18m (60ft) in length), clothing from the bark and roots, and totem poles, cooking boxes, and ceremonial masks from the wood.

Today's uses for this, one of the most durable of woods, include: shingles, furniture, fencing, carvings or other works of art, and construction lumber. The wood of the Western Redcedar is do durable that fallen cedars resting on the forest floor can remain sound for a hundred years or more. This tree typically grows in partially shaded areas where the soil is rich and moisture is abundant.

Detailed germination instructions are inside the package.