Incense Cedar - Calocedrus decurrens
Widely ranging in the Oregon and California mountains, Incense-cedar is a tall (150 feet or more) tree with a columnar shape in younger trees. The form and beautiful sprays of glossy foliage make it a desirable landscaping tree for large sites. The scalelike needles lack stomatal lines and are fragrant when crushed. The cones are up to an inch in length and open with spreading scales. This cedar has thick bark, a protection against fire. Incense-cedar is drought resistant and sometimes forms pure stands and is tolerant of a variety of soils.