Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Chamaecyparis nootkatensis.
The fibre of the inner bark is fine and soft, it is pounded and spun then used for making blankets, clothing, capes, mats etc. Torn into pieces, it can be used as bandages or for washing babies. The finely shredded inner bark can be used as a tinder.Wood - hard, very durable, fragrant with an agreeable resinous odour, close grained, has low-shrinkage, is somewhat brittle, but does not splinter. Easily worked, it is used for carving, cabinet work, making boats, implements etc.
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Plants are hardy to about -35c, they also tolerate low summer temperatures. A very polymorphic species, there are many named varieties. This species establishes well and grows fairly quickly when young. Trees can reach 20 metres tall in 35 years but growth slows as the trees get older. It is cultivated as a timber tree in Europe. Trees in the wild can live for 1,000 years or longer, one specimen is believed to be 3,500 years old. This longevity is probably due to the presence of toxic chemical compounds from microscopic fungi concentrated in the heartwood. The wood and foliage have an acrid odour. The bruised foliage releases a smell of turpentine. Favoured by many birds for roosting, high cover and especially for nesting, large specimens of this tree help to attract songbirds to the garden.Trees are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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