Sp. Pl. 2: 1002. 1753
Habitat: On mostly calcareous substrates, neutral to basic swamps, shores of lakes and rivers, uplands, cliffs, and talus
Elevation: 0–900 m
Man., N.B., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Conn., Ill., Ind., Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.
Isolated stands of Thuja occidentalis occur north and east of its general range in Canada (to 51° 31' N latitude in Ontario, 50° N in Quebec). In the United States south of the Great Lakes and in southern New England, it occurs locally in scattered stands and is rare or extirpated at numerous former sites. In some areas, heavy winter browsing by deer greatly reduces reproductive success through elimination of seedlings or saplings.
Thuja occidentalis is widely utilized in ornamental silviculture and has more than 120 named cultivars. It was probably the first North American tree introduced into Europe (ca. 1566). It is an important timber tree; the wood is used for applications requiring decay resistance.
|Author||Kenton L. Chambers +|
|Common name||Northern white-cedar +, thuier cèdre + and cèdre-thuya occidental +|
|Distribution||Man. +, N.B. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Conn. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, N.H. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, W.Va. + and Wis. +|
|Elevation||0–900 m +|
|Habitat||On mostly calcareous substrates, neutral to basic swamps, shores of lakes and rivers, uplands, cliffs, and talus +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. +|
|Publication year||1753 +|
|Source xml||https://email@example.com/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V2/V2 342.xml +|
|Taxon family||Cupressaceae +|
|Taxon name||Thuja occidentalis +|
|Taxon parent||Thuja +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 2 +|