Western red cedar (Thuja plicata)
- Needles: overlapping, scale-like (<0.2 in.), yellow-green to dark green on top; underside has a white butterfly-shaped stomatal bloom
- Bark: On mature trees, red-brown to gray-brown; ridged and narrowly furrowed with fibrous stringy strips that peel off.
- Cones: Upright and in clusters, up to 1 in. long. Green when closed; brown with 8-12 extended scales when opened.
- Form: Large tree with narrow, open conical head with long pendulous branches.
- Unique identifier: Stringy bark, clustered, upright cones, underside has a white butterfly-shaped stomatal bloom