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.
Over 40 y ago, after showing that northern white cedar saplings were more common in areas with lower deer browsing activity, Beals et al.
I like northern white cedar, spruce, jack pine, dogwoods and willows, and native wildflowers attract insects that birds need for food.
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).
Arborvitae, the tree-of-life, which counts among its many aliases cedar and northern white cedar, technically is more of a cypress than a cedar.

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