A tall tree, with thin, fibrous bark, and scattered branches. Leaves: opposite, ovate, acuminate, subpungent, adnate, imbricated in four rows. Flowers: terminal, the staminate ones numerous, very small. Fruit: cones maturing the first season, small, soon strongly reflexed.

A tree which grows as high as two hundred and fifty feet, and has very beautiful, shining evergreen foliage. The cones are cinnamon-coloured, and thickly clustered at the ends of the branchlets, the seeds being compressed, and nearly equally winged. The thin bark is bright cinnamon-red, and broken on the surface into long narrow loose strips.

Plate VII

Red Cedar (Thuya plicata)

Red Cedar (Thuya plicata)