Cedar Products in Olympia, WA

Cedar products in Olympia, WA from Bark and Garden are truly beautiful. Our cedar products are handmade by Mulkiteo Cedar in Everett, WA, from Thuja plicata, the western or Pacific red cedar. Mulkiteo Cedar sources their products using sustainable logging companies. We have 1,000 feet dedicated just to these specially handcrafted cedar products.

About Thuja plicata or Red Cedar

Western red cedar (Thuja plicata), also Western redcedar, is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae. In the American horticultural trade, it is also known as the Giant Arborvitae, Arborvitae being another name for its genus. Western red cedar is the Provincial tree of British Columbia, and has extensive applications for the indigenous First Nations of the Pacific Northwest. The western red cedar is not actually a cedar (Cedrus), but belongs in the family, along with other cypress. It is known by many names, Pacific red cedar, British Columbia cedar, canoe cedar, giant cedar, or just red cedar. Plicata, comes from a Greek word meaning “folded in plaits”. This is a reference to the pattern of its small leaves. It is one of two Thuja native to North America. Arborvitae or ‘vital tree’ comes from the Latin for “tree of life”. Additionally, Native Americans of the West Coast also address the cedar as “long life maker”.

Western red cedar is valued for many industrial uses, including roof shingles, cedar lumber, cedar decking, cedar siding and cedar fencing to name a few!

Some of the red cedar products available at Bark and Garden:

  • 1,000 square feet dedicated just to cedar products!
  • Benches
  • Trellises – any size and shape
  • Arbors
  • Adirondack chairs
  • Planters – from small to extra large

Come down and see what we have to offer! Our skilled staff are happy to help.

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