|Figure 9.Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)|
Habitat and range.Arborvitae is found in wet ground and along streams from Canada south to North Carolina and Tennessee and west to Minnesota and Manitoba.
Description.This evergreen tree, which reaches a height of 70 feet and a trunk diameter of 5 feet, needs no special description, as few people within its range are unfamiliar with its flat scalelike leaves and small cones from one-third to one-half inch long. The old bark is shed each year in long, ragged strips.
Part used.The leaves and branchlets.