The overlapping leaves of Thuja plicata are small, only 3-6mm in length (and sometimes as small as 1mm). In quantity, though, they can sustain trees exceeding 70m (230 ft.) in height.
Although currently considered globally secure, new threats do seem to be emerging for western redcedar: A mystery at the core of Canada’s western redcedar.
Read more about this western North American native conifer via The Gymnosperm Database.
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