|Grid reference||ST 17976 78384|
|Common name||Incense cedar|
|Origin||West North America|
|Height||17M February 2021|
|Girth||181cm February 2021|
This tree is almost at the furthest extent of the main southerly path from the chapels. It is approximately 60M to the junction of Whitchurch Road and Gelligaer Street.
General tree description
Calocedrus decurrens is a large tree with conical head and a dense, columnar shape. Its bark is red-brown, becoming greyish and fissured, with long, curling strips on the lower trunk. The leaves are dark green, in dense, rising, fan-like sprays. When crushed the foliage gives off an aroma similar to shoe-polish. The cones are ovoid, pendent and up to 2.5cm long. They are pale green to yellow, turning orange to yellow-brown when mature about eight months after pollination.