Also called Pacific redcedar, giant cedar, giant arborvitae, western arborvitae, and shinglewood.  Do not confuse with ◼︎ eastern red cedar  Juniperus virginiana.   Part of arborvitae/cedar  genus Thuja in cypress  family Cupressaceae.

Native to North America's Pacific Northwest (Cascadia).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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

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