Also called eastern white cedar and eastern arborvitae.  Part of arborvitaes  genus Thuja and cypress  family Cupressaceae.

Native to Canadian and American east and Great Lakes. Invasive > in Hawaii

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  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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