northern white cedar

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Related to northern white cedar: Thuja occidentalis, Thuja plicata, Eastern white cedar

north′ern white′ ce′dar

an evergreen tree, Thuja occidentalis, of the cypress family, native to NE North America, having short, spreading branches. Also called white cedar.
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Noun1.northern white cedar - small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchletsnorthern white cedar - small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets
genus Thuja, Thuja - red cedar
arborvitae - any of several Asian and North American conifers of the genera Thuja and Thujopsis
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Those of the Atlantic white cedar are rounder while those of the Northern white cedar are flatter.
In New England, for example, consider replacing Norway spruce with Atlantic white cedar, or northern white cedar underplanted with native hawthorns and alternate-leaf dogwood.
Northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis L.) stands throughout much of the Great Lakes region have shown recruitment failure for nearly 60 y (Curtis, 1946; Habeck, 1960; Chimner and Hart, 1996; Swihart and Picone, 1998; Van Deelen, 1999; Rooney et at., 2002).
I like northern white cedar, spruce, jack pine, dogwoods and willows, and native wildflowers attract insects that birds need for food."
Doug says that he has used several alternative building methods on his home and, "None of the other systems required me to go back over them to attempt to remedy their shortcomings." For over 30 years, Jaki and I have built 15 buildings, including four houses, mostly of northern white cedar, and have never had to come back over a wall for any kind of retrofit treatment.
Vegetation in the vicinity of Daley Bay is predominately northern white cedar swamp (classified as shrubland alliance in this study), which is typically associated with white-tailed deer wintering yards (Crawford 1982).
It passes through a green world of sphagnum moss, ferns, pitcher plants, mountain holly and trees adapted to the wet environment: black spruce (Picea mariana), tamarack (Larix laricina), Northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis) and balsam fir (Abies balsamea).

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