Scientific Name: Calocedrus decurrens
Family: Cupressaceae

This fast growing tree is native from Mt. Hood to northern Baja, California. Although not a true cedar, it is the one used most often to make cedar chests. The male cones of this tree are bright yellow and profuse at the end of the branches in late winter. The female cones resemble an urn or a duckbill. The tree has about a 500-year lifespan.

Maps: 13, 24, 29