Another Native Texas wood! I love Aromatic Cedar. It’s really pretty with red and purple tone intermixed with creamy yellows. It cuts like a dream and it smells heavenly. This is the cedar they use to make cedar chests. Although Eastern Aromatic Cedar is included in the cypress family (Cupressaceae) which includes many species of cedar, it’s thorized to be more closely related in junipers in the genus Juniperus
Over the years people have claimed that aromatic cedar repels insects and knats, this why it’s often seen for use in closets, footlockers, and other such storages. This huge tree grow to be up to 35 feet tall with 10 – 12 inch brances.