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Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)

Atlantic White Cedar

The Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) of southeastern Virginia pocosins is a medium-sized conifer with lightweight wood used in shipbuilding and house shingles. The wood is resonant and was once used to make organ pipes. Many people are more familiar with the horticultural varieties of white cedar known as arborvitae, valued for their beauty, resistance to diseases and pests, and aromatic quality.

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