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Silvical characteristics of Atlantic white-cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)Author(s): S. Little
Source: Station Paper NE-118. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 16 p.
Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAtlantic white-cedar ((Chamaecyparis thyoides (L.) B.S.P.) has been a highly prized species since Colonial times because of the durability and high quality of its wood. The wood has been used for many purposes: boat boards, shingles and lath, framing, house and boat finish, pails and tanks, cabin logs, posts, and poles. Good white-cedar has always commanded good prices. The highest valuations in the Northeast apparently date to about a century ago, when good stands are reported to have sold for $400 to $1,000 per acre. Prices around 1830 in New Jersey ranged from $100 t o $300 - about the same as today's appraisals of $150 to $300 per acre.
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CitationLittle, S. 1959. Silvical characteristics of Atlantic white-cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides). Station Paper NE-118. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 16 p.
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