INCENSE CEDAR

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INCENSE CEDAR suitable for counties:
CALIFORNIA: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yuba
NEVADA: Carson City, Douglas, Washoe
OREGON: Benton, Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Linn, Marion, Wasco

Incense cedar belongs to family of cupressaceae plants, its species name is decurrens. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Incense cedar has green foliage and bears yellow colored flowers. Incense cedar booms in late spring.The plant grows in conical form with single stem. Incense cedar is a slow growing plant, a mature Incense cedar can grow up to 100 feet. This plant is some what tolerant to draught conditions.

Incense-cedar is a hearty, drought-tolerant species that grows in a variety of soils in abundance throughout it’s natural growing range of the inland forests of central and northern California (as Calocedrus decurrens) and in southern Oregon (as Libocedrus decurrens). Though widely distributed in elevation it flourishes within the 2,000 to 6,900 foot (610 to 2,100 meter) elevation range.

Unlike species that occur in pure stands, Incense-cedar can be found scattered among Douglas-fir, Jeffrey Pine, ponderosa pine and other species that dominate the mixed-conifer forest. Incense-cedar generally comprises about 5% of the trees in a stand throughout its growing range. Despite its popularity in a range of uses, Incense cedar has never become a mono-cultural plantation species as with other commercial western softwoods. As a prolific seed-cone producer it readily regenerates and proliferates throughout it’s growing range aggressively repopulating any available site on the forest floor. It’s germination and survival rate are excellent relative to other softwoods.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Yellow
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Slow Height, Mature (feet) : 100
Drought Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 100
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -25 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Late Spring
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Reproduction

Bloom Period : Late Spring Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Medium Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : No
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : Yes Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 14400
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Low
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : Low
Lumber Product : Yes Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : No Palatable Browse Animal : Low
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : No
Post Product : Yes Protein Potential : - -
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : Yes

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : Yellow
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Dense Foliage Porosity Winter : Dense
Foliage Texture : Coarse Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Slow Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 12
Height, Mature (feet) : 100 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : Yes Lifespan : Long
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Conical
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Anaerobic Tolerance : None
CaCO3 Tolerance : Low Cold Stratification Required : Yes
Drought Tolerance : Medium Fertility Requirement : Medium
Fire Tolerance : Low Frost Free Days, Minimum : 100
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Low
pH (Minimum) : 4.6 pH (Maximum) : 7.1
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 300 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 700
Precipitation (Minimum) : 80 Precipitation (Maximum) : 80
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 60 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Intermediate Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -25

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INCENSE CEDAR GALLERY

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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Davis, University of California Davis Arboretum. February 4, 2002.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Davis, University of California Davis Arboretum. February 4, 2002.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Nevada Co., Fuller Lake. July 15, 2001.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Nevada Co., Fuller Lake. July 15, 2001.
incense cedar
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Nevada Co., Fuller Lake. July 15, 2001.
incense cedar
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Nevada Co., Fuller Lake. July 15, 2001.
incense cedar
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Nevada Co., Fuller Lake. July 15, 2001.
incense cedar
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Nevada Co., Fuller Lake. July 15, 2001.
incense cedar
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Nevada Co., Fuller Lake. July 15, 2001.
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Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States.
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Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR, The Dalles vicinity, S. on Highway 197. October 16, 2002.
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Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams.
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Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR, Siskiyou Mountains, Illinois Valley. June 24, 2003.
incense cedar
Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR, Siskiyou Mountains, Illinois Valley. June 24, 2003.
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Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR. 2002.
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Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR, Siskiyou Mountains, Threehorne. June 24, 2003.
incense cedar
Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR, Siskiyou Mountains, Threehorne. June 24, 2003.
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R.A. Howard. Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection.
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Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.
incense cedar
Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.
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Ray M. Filloon. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA. 1939.
incense cedar
Ray M. Filloon. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, OR. 1936.
incense cedar
Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA.
incense cedar
Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service.

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