What kind of cedar grows in BC?

What kind of cedar grows in BC?

There are two native species of cedar trees that grow in the temperate rainforests of coastal British Columbia: Yellow Cedar and Western Red Cedar. Yellow Cedar usually stands between 20 to 40 metres tall, and it is distinguished from Red Cedar by its smaller size and bushier growth.

What kind of cedar is used for hedges?

The Western Red Cedar is an excellent choice for larger hedges or a larger individual conifer. It is one of the fastest growing cedars. It can grow 30 – 60 centimeters (1-2 feet) per year.

What is the best cedar tree?

1. Deodar Cedar. With the scientific name Cedrus Deodara, the Deodar Cedar is one of those coniferous plants that is best known for their ‘weeping’ habits. Their name derives from the Sanskrit word ‘devadaru’ which refers to the ‘timber of gods’.

Where can I find cedar in BC?

RANGE & HABITAT. Western red-cedar grows in Oregon, Washington and B.C. along the coast and in interior wet areas. In B.C., the yellow cedar grows in the Coast and Mountains, Georgia Lowlands and Southern Interior Mountains ecoprovinces.

What is the difference between red cedar and yellow cedar?

Western Red Cedar is a softer and more lightweight wood than Yellow Cedar. It’s more tonal, being known for it’s warm colour and dark, rich heartwood. It is commonly used in log homes because of the flare at the bottom of the trunk, and the fact that it’s a great thermal insulator.

Do ticks live in cedar trees?

A: Ticks are very rarely found looking for hosts much higher than the level of their preferred natural hosts like; mice, raccoons, dogs, cats, skunks, coyotes, etc. So, they most commonly dwell lower to the ground and do not climb high into trees.

Do cedars attract mosquitoes?

The mosquitoes are attracted to the moist, shaded growing conditions cedars thrive in. Mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water, so cedars growing in moist soils, near ponds or low-lying areas of the landscape, will have mosquitoes nearby.

Where do cedar trees grow best?

They flourish in well-draining soil and do best in areas that replicate their native conditions. This makes them an excellent choice for West Coast Mediterranean climates but they also do very well in other parts of the US where they are hardy.

What is special about a cedar tree?

It is considered to be the first of trees (1 Kings 4:33). The Bible describes the cedar tree as strong and durable (Isaiah 9:10), graceful and beautiful (Psalm 80:10, Ezekiel 17:23), high and tall (Amos 2:9, Ezekiel 17:22), fragrant (Song of Songs 4:11) and spreading wide (Psalm 80:10-11).

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