#097 Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

This tree stands on the Duke Mansion property. Eastern Red Cedars have been used in the south as hedge plantings. This particular Eastern Red Cedar was likely part of an old hedge that blocked Duke Mansion from the neighboring house on Edgehill Road. It is directly to the right of the driveway as the house comes into view.

Statistics (1998/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 96"/108"
  • Height (Ft.): 79'/77'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 30'/37'
  • Total Points: 183/194

More Information

  • Nominated By: Treasure Tree Committee
  • Year Added: 1998
  • Owned By: The Lynwood Foundation
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Myers Park
  • Property Type: Private (fee)
  • Nearest Address: 400 Hermitage Road
  • Ecological Value: Eastern Red Cedar wood naturally repels insects and is rot-resistant. Due to these characteristics, It is very rare for Eastern Red Cedars to reach their size potential.
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