Western Red Cedars

Team Leaders:  Mrs. Reiling and Ms. Johnson

Team Color:  Pink

 

Team Chant:

Cedars, Cedars is our name!

Growing stronger is our game!

 

Western Red Cedars:

This tree has many names including the Pacific Cedar, Giant Cedar and Shinglewood. Ranging on the West Coast of Canada, this tree runs down British Columbia and down into the States. As it loves water, you won’t find it anywhere else. It is not uncommon to see two hundred foot Red Cedars with a diameter of three metres. Traditionally, this tree was used for canoes and totem poles. One notable tip is that if it is raining and you need to start a fire, find a piece of it on the beach, cut into it and shave the oily bark into a rain protected area. With patience, it will catch.