Alaska Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar, Nootka Cedar, Nootka Cypress, Sitka Cedar, Sitka Cypress
Synonyms: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, Cupressus nootkatensis
The photo above shows Alaska cedar as seen at Grand Meadows on the southwestern slopes of Mt. Adams........September 28, 2008. Bog huckleberry (Vaccinium uliginosum), Sika alder (Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata), and dwarf birch (Betula glandulosa) can be seen in the foreground.
The photos above shows a close-up of the nearly spherical cone and scale-like leaves of Alaska cedar. Photographed at Grand Meadows on the southwestern slopes of Mt. Adams..........September 28, 2008.
The 2 photos above show close-ups of the nearly spherical cone and scale-like leaves of Alaska cedar. Photographed at Grand Meadows on the southwestern slopes of Mt. Adams.........September 28, 2008. Click each photo to see an enlarged version.
Alaska cedar as seen along the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 about one-quarter mile downhill from Sourdough Gap (north of Chinook Pass), Wenatchee National Forest..........August 25, 2014.
A close-up of the bark of a 9" dbh Alaska cedar as seen along the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 about one-half mile uphill to the north of White Pass, Wenatchee National Forest.........August 27, 2014.
Alaska cedar as seen atop Badger Peak in the Dark Divide, Gifford Pinchot National Forest............August 22, 2014.
Close-up of the scale-like leaves of Alaska cedar as seen along the Cinnamon Trail along the south edge of the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument ............September 28, 2014. Many plants along this trail have been pruned heavilly by trail crews and thus seem to be bushier with leaves that are more awl-like. They thus look more like a juniper than a cedar.
Alaska cedar as seen along the Silver Creek Trail downhill from Bear Gap, to the southeastof Crystal Mountain Ski Area, Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest...........August 26, 2014.