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Western red cedar, the enduring wood of the ages.

West Coast Lumber Trade Extension Bureau.

Western red cedar, the enduring wood of the ages.

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Published in [Portland, Ore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Douglas fir.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover-title.

    ContributionsGrondal, Bor Leonard.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24 p.
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14249951M

    Western red cedar, (Thuja plicata), also called western arborvitae, giant arborvitae, or Pacific red cedar, an ornamental and timber evergreen conifer of the cypress family (Cupressaceae), native to the Pacific coast of North America. Western red cedarWestern red cedar (Thuja plicata).Verna R. Johnston.


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