Eastern White CedarEastern White Cedar branch

Eastern White Cedar
(Thuja occidentalis)

Small grove, northeast side of Stodder Hall, off Schoodic Road

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  • Dense stands found throughout the state; extensive in eastern Canada and northern U.S.
  • Also known as arborvitae or “tree of life” because the Native peoples used the foliage to treat what 16th century European explorers knew as scurvy.
  • Usage includes shingles, posts, fencing, cedar chests, decks, outdoor furniture and food for white-tailed deer.
  • Also planted as ornamental.