Atlantic White Cedar

Atlantic White Cedar

Atlantic white cedar - known as southern white cedar, swamp cedar, and boat cedar - grows near the Atlantic Coast from Maine to northern Florida and westward along the Gulf Coast to Louisiana. 

Atlantic White Cedar

Two species of white cedar grow in the eastern part of the United States: Northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis) and Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides). Northern white cedar is also known as arborvitae or simply as cedar. Atlantic white cedar is also known as southern white cedar, swamp cedar, and boat cedar. Northern white cedar grows from Maine along the Appalachians and westward through the northern part of the Great Lake States.

Atlantic white cedar grows near the Atlantic Coast from Maine to northern Florida and westward along the Gulf Coast to Louisiana. It is strictly a swamp tree. Production of northern white cedar lumber is greatest in Maine and the Great Lake States. Production of Atlantic white cedar centers in North Carolina and along the Gulf Coast.

The heartwood of white cedar is light brown, and the sapwood is white or nearly so. The sapwood is usually narrow. The wood is lightweight, rather soft, and low in strength and shock resistance. It shrinks little in drying. Easy to work with and holds paint well, the heartwood is highly resistant to decay. Atlantic white cedar tree grows at about 65 to 100 feet tall (20 to 30 meters) with average tree trunk of 1 to 2 feet in diameter (0.3 to 0.6 meters).

Northern and Atlantic white-cedar wood are used for similar purposes, primarily for poles, cabin logs, lumber, posts, and decorative fence. White cedar lumber is used principally where a high degree of durability is needed, as in tanks and boats, and for wooden ware.

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