White Cedar; Utile
Northwest Africa, Asia, in the Himalayas
The best known Cedars are the Atlas Cedar native to Northwest Africa, todays almost extinct Cedar of Lebanon as well as the Himalayan Cedar, the so-called Deodar. In Europe the Cedar is known as a cultivated garden and park tree. The Cedar of Lebanon belongs to those three species with highest live expectancy and can get up to 3, 000 years old.
Cedar is used for furniture making but was earlier a popular lumber for shipbuilding.