Territory - Park of the Queen

Libocedro (or Cypress California) - Calocedrus decurrens :

The Cypress California is a species native to the southwestern United States.
It takes form in mountain forests in mixture with the Lawson cypress, the Douglas fir, redwoods and other hardwoods. In Europe it was introduced in the mid nineteenth century as an ornamental plant.
Up to 40 meters high, has a pyramidal shape and slender, dark-green foliage, the branches are oriented obliquely and vertically.
The trunk is straight and columnar, with reddish-brown scaly bark which breaks into small strips.
With age, it slits longitudinally and assumes gray color.
The leaves are scale shaped and appressed to the branches in whorls of four, with triangular acute apex on elongated base, commencing down to the hidden node between the apices of the whorl below.
Wiping give off a strong and pleasant resinous aroma.
The male catkins are yellow, small and terminals; those female, on the side, turn into galbuli ovoid-elongated (2.5 cm), red-brown at maturity, presenting six scales.
In the United States the wood, yellowish-brown, strong and fragrant, is used in carpentry and furniture making. In Europe it is used solely as an ornamental in parks.