from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several North American or eastern Asian evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Thuja, having flattened branchlets with opposite, scalelike leaves and small cones. They are grown as ornamentals and for timber.
- n. Any similar plant of the genus Platycladus or Thujopsis. Also called thuja.
- n. Anatomy The white nerve tissue of the cerebellum, which has a treelike outline in a median section.
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- n. Any of several North American or Asian conifers, of the genera Thuja and Thujopsis, grown for timber or ornament.
- n. The white nerve tissue of the cerebellum that has a branching structure.
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- n. any of several Asian and North American conifers of the genera Thuja and Thujopsis
Then name arborvitae comes from the [[Latin]] word meaning "'' Tree of Life ''".
Evergreens such as arborvitae and juniper with more than one central stem are more prone to bending and breaking in inclement weather, and once bent, don't recover well.
It has been given the name "[[arborvitae]]," meaning the "Tree of Life."
If you have junipers and other flammable plants such as arborvitae next to your house, your home is at a greater risk of an ember-caused fire than if you do not.
The restaurant next door to the haven had a strange portico embellished with an old car, neon lights, and tall arborvitae in containers.
Cohoon said cherry trees, which the organization has sold for years, are popular, along with red maples, apple trees and the arborvitae, a pine variety commonly known as the "green giant."
Deer are pests that eat arborvitae, but green giant arborvitae is the only one that I've planted that has not been damaged by deer.
Two that come to mind are Yoshino cryptomeria C. japonica 'Yoshino' and green giant arborvitae.
In your column discussing plants that you like, shall I assume that the only one of those not endangered by hungry deer is the arborvitae that you said has no serious pest problem?
The plants listed in that article as most deer-resistant are conoy viburnum, switchgrass and green giant arborvitae.