Eastern Red Cedar

Other Common Names/Trade Names: None
Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana
Best Characteristics for Identification:
Strong, pleasant, cedar chest odor. Deep purplish red heartwood color especially when contrasted against white sapwood. Zonate parenchyma.
Uses: Cedar chests, cedar closets, furniture, paneling, novelties.
General Natural Range: Eastern South Dakota south to Eastern Texas. East to Atlantic coast. North to central New England.
Identical or Nearly Identical Species: None
Other Species Easily Confused With: None
Means of Distinguishing Similar Species: Not applicable
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