Help identify cedar type and propagate info

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  1. SandyK

    SandyK New Member

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    There are two large cedars (I believe) located on the South side of W23rd Ave between Trafalgar and Valley - image attached.

    1. What is the name of these trees?

    2. I would like to grow a tree like this on my property just outside of Vancouver. How to I propagate this tree - is it possible to take a cutting or do I need to extract the seeds? Step-by-step instructions would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not cedars (Cedrus, in the pine family Pinaceae) at all; they are something in the cypress family (Cupressaceae). Possibly Thuja plicata (Western Redcedar), but needs close-up pics of the foliage (and cones, if present) to be sure.
     
  3. SandyK

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    Thanks Michael.

    Photo of foliage and cones is attached.
     

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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks! That's Thuja plicata 'Zebrina'.
     
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    Thanks. Any suggestion on how to propagate?
     
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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Propagated by cuttings, though it's not the easiest of plants to do so - needs 'green fingers'.
     

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