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American Elm vs Western Red Cedar

Ulmus americana

Thuja plicata

American Elm
Western Red Cedar

American Elm is fast growing, tall tree with a recognizable and pleasing shape.

It's well suited for urban environments because of its non-invasive roots and ability to grow on harsh sites (quite salt tolerant). American Elm develops a wide, dense canopy that provides shade for many city streets around North America.

Western Red Cedar is native to the Pacific Northwest, and is the largest tree in the cypress family. Featuring horizontol branching with scale-like dark green foliage that has a strong aroma. The wood is naturally durable and light, and is resistent to decay and insects, making it sought after for house siding, panelling, furniture, and fences. This is British Colombia's offical tree.

AMERICAN ELM QUICK FACTS

WESTERN RED CEDAR QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 45 m (150 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: bright yellow
Bark: dark, ashy gray with ridges
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: up to 200 years
Life span: long
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none





Other Names: water elm, whilte elm
Other Names: giant cedar, pacific red cedar