Common name: Nootka cedar, yellow-cedar, Alaska cedar
Xanthocyparis nootkatensis is an evergreen conifer native from southern Oregon to Prince William Sound, Alaska. It was first seen on the lands of the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Vancouver Island, who used to be referred to as the Nootka. This species is a cypress of the Cupressaceae family and has a checkered taxonomic history.
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Text and photos by Hughie Jones