Also called Nootka cedar, yellow cedar, Alaska cedar, Nootka cypress, yellow cypress and Alaska cypress.  Also called Callitropsis nootkatensis, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis and Xanthocyparis nootkatensis.  Probably will be soon named Callitropsis nootkatensis.

Part of cypress  genus Cupressus in cypress  family Cupressaceae.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA's Pacific Northwest (Cascadia).   🌎︎ Map (scroll down).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Its wood is used to make sculptures (invariably awesome), and 🎸︎ guitars.  Note the very fine grain.

Learn more about ◼︎ Alaska yellow cedar Cupressus nootkatensis

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