During my visit to the Pacific NW, I found the Western
Redcedar to be the second most ubiquitous tree , after the Douglas Fir.
In fact, early on , i found it hard to distinguish between the two -
something that now seems unthinkable!
The western red cedar has a scale
like trunk, it seems almost as if you could peel off long parallel
strips off its trunk. The top is not as pointy as the douglas fir, and
of course, the cones are vastly different. The branch lets are dropping
and covered with overlapping scale like leaves.
The trees i saw seemed very tall, though they could not have been more than 80ft - half the height that they can attain.