The leaves are scale-like. The bark is stringy. It grows in a cool and mild environment. The western red cedar is a common tree in BC. This species is native. It is BC's official tree. The wood is durable and can be used for building things such as canoes, houses, and fencing. The wood can also be used for clothing. It is resistant to decay which means that the tree still remains strong after falling for over a century.
This tree was found inside the forest not too far from the clearing. There did not seem to be as many western red cedars as other trees such as the deciduous ones. Kingdom: Plantae Division: Pinophyta Class: Pinopsida Order: Pinales Family: Pinaceae Genus: Pseudotsuga Species: Menziesii
The leaves are needles. The cones are 5 to 11 cm long. Three-pronged bracts ("mice feet") can be seen between each scale. The douglas-fir is a common tree in BC. This species is native. Animals such as squirrels eat their seeds. The sap is eaten by bears. The tree can be used for floors because it is hard and durable. Its wood can be used as fuel for pit cooking. The strength and size of the tree allows it to be used in commercial buildings, bridges, and wharves.
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