Also called eastern white cedar, eastern arborvitae, American arborvitae, and kiizhig (in Anish­inaa­be­mowin ).  Part of arborvitae/cedar  genus Thuja in cypress  family Cupressaceae.

Native to Canadian and American east and Great Lakes.   Invasive > in Hawai'i

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
more uses
(Great Lakes)

Thuja hosts caterpillars of 49 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about ◼︎ northern white cedar Thuja occidentalis

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