Red Cedar: Cedrus
Red Cedar is a type of needle pine. Red Cedar trees are common in the western Himalayas (at altitudes of 1,500 to 3,200 meters) and the Middle East (at altitudes of 1,000 to 2,200 meters). They reach heights of 40-50 meters (and sometimes even more, up to 60 meters). Their conifer cones are needle-shaped and span 8 to 50 millimeters.
Red Cedar trees are considered ornamental trees in the appropriate climates. Wood and oil produced from the red cedar are known as moth a repellent which is the reason the cedar tree is used to build wardrobes.
Cedar wood is used primarily for decks, wall finishes, garden furniture, wood planters and other uses.
- Manageable and simple maintenance
- High resistance against unfavorable climates and sun damage
- Relatively cheaper to other types of wood
- Softer wood which makes it easier to process and work with
- The color of the pine tree is neutral, which allows it to be painted any color