Northern White-Cedar

Name Northern White-Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
Type Softwood.
Other Names Also known as eastern white-cedar, northern cedar, arborvitae, and white cedar.
Sources Grows in eastern half of Canada and United States.
Appearance Generally straight and even grained with a fine, even texture. Uniformly straw-brown heartwood and nearly white sapwood.
Physical Props Light, soft, low stiffness, low strength, low shock resistance, poor steam bending, good stability in service and good decay resistance.
Working Props Works well with hand or machine tools. Screws and nails easily but has poor holding properties. Glues, stains, paints, and otherwise finishes satisfactorily.
Uses Used for poles, posts, fencing, shingles, millwork, boxes, crates, water tanks, boat building, and other exterior applications. Valued for fish net floats and imitation minnows due to extreme lightness.
Comments Similar properties and uses as Atlantic white-cedar but slightly lighter, less oily and more brittle.