Identification: Evergreen tree ID needed

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  1. MBaronit

    MBaronit New Member

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    I’m trying to ID a tree in my yard, likely from a nursery originally. It was about 25’ tall - recently cut down as it was leaning towards my neighbour’s house. I always thought it was a larch as the needles were grouped in large whorls, but it is evergreen and all my research says that larch are deciduous (although a couple people have said that isn’t so, but I can’t find confirmation). The needles are about
    1 1/4”-1 3/4 “ and quite fine. Needle whorls are on a flat plane on the branches, not all the way around the branch. The bark is very different at the bottom and the top. It has never had any cones. Other suggestions are deadora cedar and lodge pole pine (I’m pretty sure it’s not a pine)
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    It was the cedar
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Deodar Cedar Cedrus deodara (note spelling!)

    Too young to have any cones - cedars rarely produce any cones before 30-40 years old. Here's what they'd look like if you'd kept the tree:
     

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