redcedar (Thuja plicata)
(click on each photo to enlarge image)
and appressed to twig. Green above with a white butterfly pattern
below (look closely at the second photo).
woody cones about 1/2" long;
grow upright on twig. Shaped like tiny rose buds or the bowl of a
Bark: Thin, reddish-brown, and stringy. Had
many uses for the Northwest Indians.
Distribution: Grows in areas of abundant precipitation,
high humidity, and cool summers. Grows from sea level to 4000 ft. (1200
m) west of the crest
of the Cascades, but to 7000 ft. (2150 m) in the Rocky Mountains.
For more information about this species,
see "Trees to Know
by common name trees
by scientific name dichotomous
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