August challenge: western red cedar

Here’s another of my favorite trees, and characteristic of our region.  We’ll be further into the Olympic rain forest in a few days and will undoubtedly see some truly massive ones – they can grow to over 200 feet tall and live over a thousand years – but this one we saw at the Purple Haze Lavender Farm on our Sequim lavender tour is good enough.  I want to grab it now before Rich-Illinois gets to it.  At the rate he’s going, he’s going to use up all of my favorites before I get to them.

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7 response to "August challenge: western red cedar"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: August 6, 2019

    A beauty! And a great theme for the month. I wish I could identify all of the impressive trees I pass by. Perhaps I should start posting and leave that up to you guys.

    • By: Scooter Posted: August 6, 2019

      Good news! I checked with the rules committee and knowing what you’re talking about is definitely NOT a requirement for challenge submissions. Fine to show us what you’ve got in your Bavarian wood lots and ask the community to help.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 6, 2019

    Heh heh — Looked all over for a Western Red Cedar without success, we seem to be a little short on Redwoods and Sequoias too. 😉

  3. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: August 6, 2019

    There are a couple examples of WRC in botanic gardens down here – but not near here. Imposing aren’t they.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: August 7, 2019

    I love the smell of cedar. When I was growing up, my parents had a big cedar chest that they kept all the winter blankets and wool stuff in. Apparently, cedar naturally deters moths.

    • By: NancyG Posted: August 11, 2019

      My parents did the same thing — and for the same reason ;’-). Smell of cedar always brings memories for me too.

  5. By: NancyG Posted: August 11, 2019

    Nice find of that tree Scott.

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