Western red cedar

Western Red Cedar  (Thuya plicata)

 

Common Names: Western Redcedar, Western Red Cedar

 

Distribution: Pacific Northwest United States/Canada

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas. Narrow sapwood is pale yellowish white

 

Janka Hardness: 350 lbf

 

Density: 1.92 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye, skin and respiratory irritation, as well as runny nose, asthma-like symptoms, and effects on the nervous system.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Shingles, exterior siding and lumber, boatbuilding, boxes, crates and musical instruments.

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