Why Western Red Cedar?

British Columbia is one of the leaders in the certification of sustainable forest management according to third parties. Suppliers of Western Red Cedar adhere to high environmental standards and promote forestry practices that are recognized as legal and renewable.

Customers of companies from British Columbia are given assurance, that certification is not just the representation of state regulation, but rather an additional guarantee. A recent survey found that British Columbia is one of the best regions in the world in terms of environmental care.

Western Red Cedar (WRC) is a durable North American tree. Thuja Plicata, as is its Latin name, grows on the west coast of North America and Canada. Due to where the tree is native, Western Red Cedar is also referred to as Canadian or American Cedar.

Cedarwood constructions have a service life of tens to hundreds of years. Its considerable durability is mainly due to two aspects – cells contain a low content of bound water and also substances called Thujaplicins, which serve as natural deep impregnation. As a result, cedarwood has a natural resistance to wood-decaying fungi and wood-destroying insects. The low water content in the cells is associated with low weight and high dimensional stability of the wood.

The exotic cedarwood WRC is suitable for outdoor and indoor use. Among other things, it has excellent thermal and acoustic insulation properties. American Cedar also stands out with its beautiful grain of wood in color shades from straw yellow, through reddish to dark brown. Redcedar has an unmistakable pleasant aroma.

Western Red Cedar represents an investment in quality, excellent properties and a long service life. Any comparison in technical properties with European wood species such as Siberian Larch, oak, Siberian pine, acacia is absurd and stems from a complete lack of understanding wood as a material.