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 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, east of the 🗻︎ Rocky Mountains.   🌎︎ Map (scroll down) 🌎︎ Map (.pdf).   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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