|The northern white cedar (arbor-vitae) is known as Thuja
occidentalis by botanists and other Latin-speaking people. I
don't know western trees, but maybe one of the faster growing western cedars is
a Thuja as well. Personally, I don't consider cedars to be good yard
trees, but it is clear others disagree. The community garden site isn't
the right place to ask, though. Maybe try www.gardenweb.com or, better still, see if
your Extension Service has an urban forester. Bruce
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Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2000 8:09
Subject: [cg] re: tree
I recently saw an ad for a very fast-growing
conifer tree called Thuja x Green Giant. I am looking for just such a
tree but I have never heard of this before so would like to know more.
Any information you could provide would be helpful.