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- n. Any member of the genus Thuya.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as thuja.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of conifers (the arbor-vitæ), of the tribe Cupressineæ and subtribe Thuyopsidinæ.
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The Berber thuya is a very old and endemic North African conifer species, whose closest relatives (Callitris sp.) are currently found in South Africa and Australia.
The Berber thuya is one of only two Mediterranean conifer species that can be transformed into coppice woodlands (the Canary pine species (Pinus canariensis), endemic to some Macronesian Atlantic islands is the other).
The variety of substrates and climates leads to a diverse mix of vegetation including holm oak forests, cork oak forests, wild olive and carob woodlands, as well as extensive Berber thuya forest.
Berber thuya forests and woodlands are mainly distributed in the dry and mild lowlands and hills of the northern half of the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of Morocco, the western half of the Algerian coast, and some mountain areas along the north-eastern coast of Tunisia.
Low temperatures and especially frosts in the high hinterland areas confine the Berber thuya forests to the milder lowlands.
Esquisse des séries du thuya de Bérbérie au Maroc.
One of the dominant tree species that characterizes this ecoregion, the Berber thuya, is an endemic Tertiary relict, whose living relatives are now found in South Africa and Australia.
He got stuck in the ice near what is now Quebec city and spent the winter there, saved from scurvy by the Amerindians who taught them how to make thuya infusions… A first attempt at a settlement was made in 1641, by about 30 people, but that ended up in disaster, because they nearly all died from the harsh winter.
The rich and luxuriant carpets of the many varieties of box, thuya, taxus, and dwarf pine, in dark, somber greens and many lighter color variations, are superb.
These streams, especially the Fraser and Skeena, are yearly ascended by immense shoals of salmon of the genus oncorhynchus, which are a great source of revenue, while the vast forests of the coast and southern interior, composed mostly of red cedar (thuya gigantea), fir