22. Thuja plicata

Western Red Cedar is a large tree growing up to 75 metres (245 feet) tall. This specimen is approximately 24 metres (80 feet) tall. Note how it has a layered branch from the mother plant which has created another tree. The oldest verified specimen was recorded at 1460 years old. Its wood is used for a variety of things including lightweight sailing boats and kayaks, posts, guitars and beehive frames. Mature trees have a natural fungicide called Thujaplicin which prevents the wood from rotting up to 100 years after being felled. The bark can be used for making mats, ropes, clothing and other soft goods.