Fat, dwarf Atlantic white cedars
(Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heather Bun') enclose the 10-foot-wide dining area, while ornamental grasses, shrubs, and perennials define the 12-foot-wide seating space.
The second, 81 acres in Winchendon, contains a northern Atlantic white cedar swamp, one of only two known in Massachusetts.
A 1990 statewide inventory of Atlantic white cedar found no existing old-growth stands.
There are four varieties of Atlantic white cedar swamps in Massachusetts.
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is working hard to save its threatened Atlantic white cedars
This site is of particular interest because the Atlantic white cedar ecosystem is categorized as globally endangered by The Nature Conservancy and because the area is vitally important as a water filter for the Albemarle/Pamlico Estuary.
In the 1980's, the Atlantic white cedar bog was owned by a commercial operation that proposed to mine the area's peat and construct a large peat-to-methanol synthetic fuel plant.
Restoration of the Atlantic white cedar ecosystem is a long-term effort.
Through AMERICAN FORESTS Global ReLeaf program we have been in the forefront of trying to repair some of the lesser-known ecosystems damaged by humans: from whitebark and longleaf pine to Atlantic white cedar
the planting of 280,000 Atlantic white cedar
, cypress, oak, and tupelo to reforest a 1,800-acre tract in Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
In New Jersey, 10,000 Atlantic white cedar
will restore a hardwood swamp ravaged by wildfire, gypsy moths, and an unusual draught-frost sequence in Bass River State Forest, A second project promoting forest management activities will plant 32,000 shortleaf and pitch pine.
Today, it's recognized as home to black bear, bobcats, endangered species, and the threatened Atlantic white cedar.
The view should be almost a monochrome of the dark greens of Atlantic white cedar and cypress.
It's hoped that selected clearings, combined with proper water management and plantings, will keep Atlantic white cedar from being pushed out of the refuge.
On tours of its 58,000 acres of Maryland timberlands, Chesapeake's foresters also pointed with pride to the trees they chose not to cut--tracts with riverbottom cypress and Atlantic white cedar
, islands of huge pines bordering salt marshes, and high banks overlooking some of the area's prettiest tidewater creeks.