Identification: Are these both Thuja plicata?

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I am re-doing a posting from yesterday, which I have deleted. Neighbours in my building ran into me in Stanley Park yesterday and took me to see a tree that had them curious. It looks like Thuja plicata, western red cedar, but they thought it looked so much darker than the T. plicata next to it, they wondered if it might be something different.

    Here are the tree in question on the left, behind the hemlock trunks, and the comparison Thuja plicata on the right.
    Thuja1_StanleyParkLagoonPath_Cutler_20180726_143306.jpg Thuja-plicata_StanleyParkLagoonPath_Cutler_20180725_151603.jpg
    Trunks
    Thuja1_StanleyParkLagoonPath_Cutler_20180726_142548.jpg Thuja-plicata_StanleyParkLagoonPath_Cutler_20180725_151635.jpg
    Leaves, each photo with the tree in question on the left
    Thuja1-Thuja-plicata_StanleyParkLagoonPath_Cutler_20180726_142812.jpg Thuja1-Thuja-plicata_StanleyParkLagoonPath_Cutler_20180726_142833.jpg
    Cones (tree-in-question cones not really accessible)
    Thuja1_StanleyParkLagoonPath_Cutler_20180726_143340.jpg Thuja-plicata_StanleyParkLagoonPath_Cutler_20180726_143121.jpg
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep, both Western Redcedar Thuja plicata. The odd specimen is clearly a Thuja on foliage, and no other Thuja gets anything remotely near so large as a tree.
     
  3. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Helpful to know. Thanks.
     

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