Philly Tree Map

Tree Key > Scales
Northern White Cedar
Thuja occidentalis
Distinguishing Features: Small scale-like leaves, small woody cone that splits, young branches lay flat
  • Type: Evergreen
  • Form at maturity: 30 to 50 feet tall, conical shape
  • Leaf: leaves are small and scale-like (2mm long), yellow-green to green in flattened sprays
  • Flower: Monoecious, borne singly at the branch tips
  • Bark: Bark is gray on the surface and reddish-brown in the furrows, furrowed into relatively narrow strips
  • Fruit or Seed: 0.33 to 0.5 inch long cones with thin, overlapping scales, brown to tan color
  • Other:
Northern White Cedar
Thuja occidentalis leaf