|white cedar, arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)||
white cedar, arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis; CYPRESS FAMILY [Cupressaceae]) Slender evergreen tree with remarkably decay resistant wood. Appressed yellowish-green scale-like leaves, alternating in right-angled pairs, clothe widely spreading flattened branchlets. Oblong ¼-½" woody cones are erect on branchlets. Bark is fibrous, reddish brown to gray, and ridged or furrowed. Common in non-acid swamps, and widely planted as an ornamental. 
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