Birds, including the cedar waxwing, eat the waxy blue berry-like cones. Trunk/Bark. With the intent that they’ll mature into a privacy block. Most cants are 5’1″, 6’3″, 7′ 2″ and 8′ 6″ long and are air dried to about 10%. Eastern red cedar cant are used here in the USA and exported overseas. The bark is red-brown in color, exfoliating in long, fibrous strips, often ashy gray where exposed. Red Cedar Lumber. Learn More. Small, light blue-green clusters of flowers mature in late winter or early spring. The names of the trees which provide the bark material are Thuja plicata, the Western redcedar and Callitropsis nootkatensis, or yellow cypress (often called "yellow cedar"). The bark of the eastern white cedar is thin and shiny when the tree is young, but separates into flat narrow strips as the tree gets older. Earle]. Two varieties, virginiana and silicicola. Eastern Redcedar is an evergreen tree that may grow 30 to 40 feet tall. We buy and sell red cedar logs for saw-milling and export. Because of its strength, red cedar is much harder to log in the hills than other trees. Eastern redcedar, red or eastern juniper; genévrier rouge [French]; miskwaawaak [Ojibwe]. The red cedar cants are mostly bark free and no rot, and are cut 3″ to 6″ longer than ordered so it can be cut off the end. Learn More. Eastern red cedars (Juniperus vinginiana) are also known as juniper, savin evergreen, cedar apple and Virginia red cedar. Taxonomic notes. The tree has scale-like, closely oppressed, glandular leaves. I’ve dug them at 1-2 feet tall with relative ease with a (balling) drain spade from a field and replanted them along a highway, in a zig-zag pattern. Eastern red cedar is a small, conical tree that commonly colonizes fields after agriculture is abandoned. Branches/Twigs. The red cedar cants are mostly bark-free and rot-free. Height. Eastern red cedar lumber is used for a lot of things. Cedar bark textile was used by indigenous people in the Pacific Northwest region of modern-day Canada and the United States.Historically, most items of clothing were made of shredded and woven cedar bark. The branchlets are flattened, dark green on the upper side and light-green or brownish on the base but without whitish markings. I repurposed them when sprouting in the wild. Cedar cants are 1/8 to 1/4 larger in thickness for planing. Cedar cants are cut 3″ to 6″ longer than ordered so it can be cut off the end. Just for fun: this car made out of J. virginiana was sold on eBay on 2010.08.16. Eastern Red-Cedar also make a great wild “utility” hedge/screen. Bark of a 35 cm dbh tree at Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, SC [C.J. It has two types of leaves: spreading prickly ones on young shoots and seedlings, and tightly overlapping scale-like leaves on the mature branches. The trees are shaped like a pyramid or column with grayish to reddish-brown bark. 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