Why Choose Cedar?

Why Choose Cedar?

Why Choose Cedar?

Western Red Cedar is quality, beautiful, durable, versatile, easy to use and maintain. •  As one of North America’s most durable woods, it lasts for decades and even centuries. Natural resistance to deterioration has long made Western Red Cedar the premier choice for either interior or exterior home use. Cedar fibres contain natural compounds called […]

What is Western Red Cedar?

Western Red Cedar (huja plicata) is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae native to western North America. It is a large to very large tree, ranging up to 65–70 metres tall and 3–4 metres in trunk diameter, exceptionally even larger. It is long-lived; some individuals can live well over a thousand years, with the oldest verified being 1,460 years.

Cedar Facts

Botanical name: Thuja plicata

Study: Cedar is Most Environmentally Friendly Choice

Third-Party Study Proves Western Red Cedar is Most Environmentally Friendly Choice for Siding and Decking Overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and why it is important Consumers of building materials, whether professional architects, engineers and specifiers, or home owners, are increasingly concerned about their environmental “footprint.” They are particular about products they choose and factor […]