- The Tree of Life
Resource Type: Article
The Eastern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) is indeed a hardy species. Although slow-growing, it is inexorable once it gets under way, for it has few enemies. While other trees are being devoured by voracious insects, or debilitated by disease, the cedar grows merrily on, unbothered. While this water-loving tree may get rather brown if it doesn't get enough moisture, it can still manage to survive, especially if the soil is somewhat alkaline.
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