What is Alaskan cedar?


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The Alaska cedar is a slow-growing, coniferous evergreen tree that can be found in the cool humid climate of the Pacific Northwest. This tree can be identified by its pyramidal weeping boughs.

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The Alaska cedar can grow up to 90 feet tall in the wild or 35 feet tall when cultivated. Its trunk will remain almost perfectly straight throughout its life. This tree has a high tolerance for cool, wet conditions, which makes it well suited for growth at high elevations. Although it is referred to as a cedar, the Alaska cedar actually belongs to the cypress family of trees and is also known as an Alaska yellow-cedar and

Nootka cypress.

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