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incense-cedar (Calocedrus decurrens)

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  • Needles: Scale-like and appressed to twig; set of four leaves is much longer than it is wide (and is shaped like long-stemmed wine glass); little or no white pattern on underside.

  • Fruit: Woody cones about 1" long; unopened cones are shaped like a duck's bill; open cones are shaped like a flying goose.

  • Bark: Flaky when young; platy, furrowed, and reddish-brown when mature.

  • Distribution: Native to the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. Grow below 6600 ft. (2000 m) in Oregon, below 8000 ft. (2500 m) in California, and above 7500 ft. (2300 m) in Baja California.


For more information about this species, see "Trees to Know in Oregon".


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