Also called Libocedrus decurrens.  Part of cypress  family Cupressaceae.

Native to western 🇲🇽 Mexico and 🇺🇸 USA. Invasive > in Hawaii

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  The wood is used for wooden pencils, because it sharpens easily without forming splinters.

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