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.
Cedar berries on a female tree.
Male cedar tree releasing pollen in spring.