What type of tree is this? Some sort of Cedar?

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  1. Luke

    Luke Member

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    We have these trees on our cottage property in Eastern Ontario. We have lost about 5 of them over the years and want to start some new ones. However, we are not sure on the name of the tree? Here is 3 pictures of a tree that fell this past winter. Does any one know what tree this is? I thought it was a western red cedar?

    Image One - Overview
    Image Two - Close up of foilage
    Image Three - view of trunk



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    Luke
     
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  2. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Guessing it may be Cryptomeria japonica, Japanese cedar. A cone photo may help. It isn't a western red cedar, Thuja plicata. Neither are actually true cedars.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks more like a juniper or a cypress to me, but the pic is too small to tell for sure. Can you get a close-up of some foliage?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Foliage sprays organized like those of an arborvitae.
     
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    Yeah I will get a close up this weekend. I will be going back to the cottage to grind some of the stumps from the fallen trees.

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