Cedars belong to the Cupressaceae family. American or Asian in origin, depending on the species, they are classified as conifers and are easily recognized by their evergreen foliage , in a scaly pattern interwoven with one another.
Cedars are not picky about soil profile and are perfect windbreaks, serving to protect more sensitive species - hence EcoTree's preference for them.
Cedars prefer gravel soils, or ones containing humus . Such soil should have a low acidic, even alkaline, pH level. Cedars are susceptible to soil densification, yet resistant to impurities in the air, meaning they can adapt to atmospheric pollution . They suffer in dry air and soil, as well as from road salt.
Cedars like the sun or partial shade. They suffer in periods of drought and intense heat, hence why they're found in humid regions.
The red cedar's wood has a unique smell. It's a softwood that's light and ranges from yellow hues in its sapwood to pinkish brown in its heartwood. The wood is very resistant to rot and is used to produce shingles, boats, exterior claddings and window frames.
This tree, sacred for many cultures, is called the "tree of life" because of its longevity and constant greenery. In its native North America, it can live up to a thousand years! The cedar is a symbol of eternity - inspiration for a sustainable and ecological birthday present!
Your cedar will help fight climate change by storing CO2, by purifying the air, and by protecting the life of millions of animal species: a great gift!