Eastern Red Cedar

Cedars are a native invasive: a native species that can rapidly overtake an open patch of ground and form a dense monoculture. They did this here after prior attempts at farming were abandoned in the mid-1900s. We’ve spent many winters removing cedars to replant more diversity. Fortunately, we’ve found uses for essentially all parts of a cedar tree.

bio_cedar_berriesCedar berries on a female tree.

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Male cedar tree releasing pollen in spring.

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