American Arborvitae ‘Affinity’ is typically referred to as ‘White Cedar’. Please note that extracts from this tree are not edible.
The American Arborvitae ‘Affinity’ tree is often used for landscaping, hedging, privacy screens. Its wood is commonly used for fence posts, boxes, cups, furniture, and other items. Its bark can also be prepared into tea as it is packed with vitamin C.
This tree is known for providing shelter and nesting areas for several wild animals.
History & Lore
The American Arborvitae ‘Affinity’ tree was one of the first North American trees introduced into Europe. Eventually, French explorers discovered this tree and proceeded to grow it in Paris in 1536.