Learn more about the eastern red cedar
A row of eastern red cedars lines the road into the park. This tree is actually a species of juniper and not a true cedar. Small, blue juniper berries grow in late summer. The fruit is eaten by many animals, including the cedar waxwing, which is a bird that is named after the tree.
Cedar waxwing rests on the branch of an eastern red cedar tree (Courtesy of Maryland DNR).
Juniper apple rust epiphyte growing on an eastern red cedar tree (Megan McCabe/NOAA).
Eastern red cedar bathed in sunlight (Megan McCabe/NOAA).
A trail sign highlighting the cultural significance of the eastern red cedar (Matt McIntosh/NOAA).