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An evergreen tree, ''Juniperus virginiana'', native to eastern North America. Eastern red cedar contains an aromatic, volatile oil that makes it resistant to rotting and repulsive to insects. It has dark reddish brown heartwood and whitish sapwood. The medium strength timber was extensively used for pencils, fence posts, and cabinets. It was also cut in thin sheets for use as veneer. The eastern red cedar is now scarce and rarely used.
 
An evergreen tree, ''Juniperus virginiana'', native to eastern North America. Eastern red cedar contains an aromatic, volatile oil that makes it resistant to rotting and repulsive to insects. It has dark reddish brown heartwood and whitish sapwood. The medium strength timber was extensively used for pencils, fence posts, and cabinets. It was also cut in thin sheets for use as veneer. The eastern red cedar is now scarce and rarely used.
 
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* For Eastern Red Cedar fiber identification, see http://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/Category:FRIL:_Eastern_Red_Cedar
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
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* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
 
* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "Eastern Red Cedar." Encyclopædia Britannica. 18 Aug. 2004  .
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "Eastern Red Cedar." 18 Aug. 2004  .
  
  
  
 
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Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virgiana)

Description

An evergreen tree, Juniperus virginiana, native to eastern North America. Eastern red cedar contains an aromatic, volatile oil that makes it resistant to rotting and repulsive to insects. It has dark reddish brown heartwood and whitish sapwood. The medium strength timber was extensively used for pencils, fence posts, and cabinets. It was also cut in thin sheets for use as veneer. The eastern red cedar is now scarce and rarely used.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Juniperus virginiana; cèdre de Virginie (Fr.); zimbro-da-Virgínia (Port.); pencil cedar; red cedar; southern red cedar; red juniper

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996