#038 Eastern Redcedar
(Juniperus viginiana)

This is the largest Eastern Redcedar in Davidson Street Tree Inventory, tree #478.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 96″
  • Height (Ft.): 45′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 48′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 37″
  • Total Points: 153

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value:  Eastern Redcedar is an evergreen tree that may grow 30 to 40 feet tall. The tree has scale-like, closely oppressed, glandular leaves. The bark is red-brown in color, exfoliating in long, fibrous strips, often ashy gray where exposed. Small, light blue-green clusters of flowers mature in late winter or early spring. The tree produces a nearly spherical blue fruit that matures in the fall on female trees. The heartwood is light brown and aromatic, contrasted by the white sapwood, and is commonly used for cedar chests.  The wood is also often used to make fence posts and rails as it is naturally rot-resistant.  It also repels insects, lending to its appeal for use in clothing storage and pet bedding.