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Vocabulary Words

  • Growth Ring – A layer of wood that determines a period of growth.
  • Dioecious – A plant or invertebrate in which male and female are separate.

Fun Facts

  • Oil in cedar wood repels insects. To keep bugs out, cedar wood is used as posts, to line chests and closets, and its shavings for bedding animals.
  • Red cedar is actually a type of juniper. Juniper berries are used to flavor food and gin.
  • Red cedars host cedar apple fungus. The fungus lives one year on a cedar tree and the next on a nearby apple tree.

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