Chamaecyparis thyoides, Atlantic White Cedar

Tips for identifying Chamaecyparis: leaves scale-like when young, white markings on back (except for nootkatensis), woody cones with peltate scales 

Size: tree, 40-50' average height at maturity, spread 10-20'

Leaves: evergreen, .04-.1", lateral pairs boat-shaped with sharp-pointed spreading tips, color varies from blue-green to glaucous green to bright green, may turn brownish in cold weather

Twigs: slender, irregularly arranged rather than flattened

Flowers: monoecious, abundant small red or yellow male flowers, females sparse and green

Fruit: .25" green to bluish purple cones on small branchlets

Bark: thin ashy gray or reddish brown, irregular ridges and furrows