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Deodar Cedar

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Erika Johnson, Program Coordinator
(564) 397-5738

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Deodar Cedar HT6

Deodar Cedar tree

Tree Statistics
Common Name: Deodar Cedar
Botanical Name: Cedrus deodara
Trunk DBH (diameter at breast height: 5.05 feet (60.6 inches)
Height: 103.5 feet
Spread: 50 feet
Heritage Tree ID: HT6

Tree Location
Neighborhood: Hazel Dell
Therese and Craig Mills
1309 NE 66th Street
Vancouver, WA
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This cedar’s name, Deodar, derives from Sanskrit that translates to “timber of the gods.” The tree is native to the Himalayas, where it has been known to reach 250′ tall. It was introduced to Europe in 1822 and to the United States nine years later. It is the national tree of Pakistan.

The owners had an arborist look at the tree a few years back. He said it was in good shape with no rot. The owner thinks it must have come over by boat and then wagon to its current site. The tree grows up to two feet a year.

The owners were told that it was between 100 and 200 years old. It is shown in photographs from the 1940s which show this area as all farm land. Darcy is a name associated with a family in the nearest house at that time. An old timer in the neighborhood thought it might have been planted to commemorate a person’s death or where a horse is buried.

Deodar Cedar tree base with huge upwardly arching branches

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WSU Clark County Master Gardener Program
1919 NE 78th Street • Vancouver, WA 98665
(564) 397-5738