Plants of Aroostook County, Maine, USA
Northern White Cedar
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.
Forested - mixed
Latitude: 46.766908° N
Longitude: 67.839594° W
The scaly smooth needles, the two needles per node, and how the needles don't feel or look like needles.
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.
28 Oct 2014
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens