Thuja occidentalis Native to Michigan

2-1, 8-14” transplant seedlings

Also referred to as Arborvitae which in Latin means “tree of life” because it’s bark, twigs, and sap are believed to have medicinal properties.  The White Cedar can live well over 400 years.  It’s wood is lightweight and resistant to decay, making it excellent building material.  Habitat for many birds and other wildlife, especially deer in severe winters.

Grows best in wet soils in full to partial sun to a height of 40-50' at a slow to medium growth rate of 13-24" per year.


Photos from Cold Stream Farm




White Cedar



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    Lake City, MI 49651


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