#713
Plants of Aroostook County, Maine, USA
Thuja occidentalis
Northern White Cedar
Cupressaceae
Fort Fairfield ME
It was found behind Fort Fairfield Middle High School next to a soccer field and close to a ball field in a group of trees.
Habitat type: 
Forested - mixed
Aspect: 
F
Latitude: 46.766908° N
Longitude: 67.839594° W
Diagnostic Characters: 
The scaly smooth needles, the two needles per node, and how the needles don't feel or look like needles.
Notes: 
The Northern White Cedar lasts 200-300 years. The wood from the tree is really good for log cabins and shingles. The sap from the tree has lots of vitamin c and the tree lives in wetlands and terrestrial areas. It is native to Maine and is very common.
Best of Fort Fairfield #1
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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