Thuja plicata, Western Arborvitae

Size: tree, 50-75' average height at maturity, spread 15-25'

Leaves: evergreen, opposite, up to .25" on leaders, .13" or less on tips of shoots, scale-like, long-pointed, darker green than T. occidentalis, triangular whitish markings on underside

Twigs: horizontal, often pendent at ends

Flowers: monoecious, small, inconspicuous, males yellowish, females pinkish

Fruit: .5", 8-10 scales, brown when mature

Bark: cinnamon red on young stems, gray-brown to red-brown on mature trunks, forming a network of connecting ridges and furrows