Entry: Thuja Occidentalis – Northern White Cedar – USA – WITHDRAWN
Common Name: Northern White Cedar
Latin Name: Thuja Occidentalis
Height (Before/After): 66cm (26″)
Pot Source: Training Pot
This northern white cedar has been known to me for 4 years now. It was located in a rare pocket of white cedars that researchers suggest how they were brought as far south and separate from its home range was prehistoric glaciers. As the glacier moved ever slowly southward, it picked up some seeds on the way. As they receded, the seeds were left behind.
This particular specimen was located on top a dolomite cliff atop a rock covered in moss and composting organic material. What appealed to me about this specimen initially was the plentiful lower branches it possessed as well as its nebari and excellent shaggy bark. I saw several options but one stuck in my head(stay tuned). I hope you enjoy this tree as much as i do.