That gets my vote, too. Once able to view the picture the very first
thing that popped in my mind was the novelty boxes, mirrors, you name it
that you see in vacation areas (well, here in the Midwest anyways)
Typically little jewelry boxes with a coat of varnish and stamped on it
"Souvenir of the Wisconsin Dells" etc.
Looks a lot prettier as a pen<g>
That is, I've never heard anybody call red cedar just "juniper", even in
Virginia. Maybe there's somewhere that that is common, but it's new to
me if so...
I still think based on the wood and what bark that can be seen that it
is eastern red cedar. If, having been relegated to the wood pile, I'd
guess the odor isn't as pronounced as might otherwise be owing to
I'm still open to further information from OP on where it came from,
additional photos of bark, physical description of the tree if known,
etc., etc., etc., to try to confirm/deny but that's my call at the
On Sunday, June 30, 2013 6:30:15 PM UTC-5, dpb wrote:
That's what I meant to type, it is a type of juniper. I've never heard any refer to er cedar as juniper, either.
I would swear it's er cedar, despite it being in Australia. Someone must have grown it. The OP can search this site, to see if there's something else that fits the bill: http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/
Ooooh...that means could be most anything--I think all of us responding
so far have been USA and thinking of native species here.
It does definitely look like red cedar appearance-wise and I suppose
they could have been imported as ornamentals but they're certainly not
considered high on the list for it in the US except some areas where
it's hard to get much of anything to grow -- like where I am in the
semi-arid western High Plains.
Best guess then might be to take a piece to a local horticultural shop
and see if they can identify it.
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