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