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Thuga occidentalis L.
Also known as the "Eastern Arborvitae" and the "Eastern White-cedar", this species is planted, along with the Oriental Arborvitae (Thuga occidentalis L.) as an exotic ornamental throughout the eastern and northeastern United States. The name "arborvitae" comes from the latin translation for "tree-of-life. Native Americans used the easy-splitting wood for canoe construction. Tea, made from the foliage and bark is high in vitamin C and has prevented countless cases of scurvy.