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Horse Chestnut vs Western Red Cedar

Aesculus hippocastanum

Thuja plicata

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Horse Chestnut
Western Red Cedar

Horse Chestnut is a medium sized deciduous tree that is native to Greece but has been grown in North America for hundreds of years. It produces large nuts.

A top CO2 absorbing species. Experts think this tree may help climate change more than others.

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.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

WESTERN RED CEDAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 45 m (150 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: large spiky nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none



Toxicity: most parts of plant are toxic


Other Names: giant cedar, pacific red cedar