Eastern Red Cedar

Arbor walk #51, Treekeeper ID #1648

This tree is native to Eastern North America. In Missouri it grows in a variety of habitats across the state, and is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. A cold-hardy, adaptable evergreen tree, it boasts the best drought resistance of any cedar. The bark is reddish-brown, fibrous, and peels off in narrow strips. The heartwood is aromatic, and is often used in the making of cedar chests.

Common NameEastern Red Cedar
Latin NameJuniperus virginiana
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