Territory - Park of the Queen

Eastern Thuja - Platycladus orientalis:

Plant native to East Asia.
In the Far East is a key element of the ancient tradition of the garden and of the sacred landscape, in Europe it was introduced in the eighteenth century and it's used for ornamental purposes.
Tree up to a few meters, often bushy, closely pyramid shaped, with flat fan-shaped leaves, foliage of bright green colour.
Erect trunk, but often already divided at the base into several stems upward, the bark is reddish-brown, with longitudinal grooves.
The leaves are scale-shaped and triangular, apex acute, opposite, closely pressed to the twigs and equipped with small glands.
The color is bright green, lighter in young shoots.
The male reproductive cones are yellow, small, ovoid, located at the apex of the little branches; female ones are green and globose.
The fruit is ovoid and up to 2 cm long, bluish-green first then brown; it presents scales ending in a hook.
Typical plant used for ornamental purpose.
The wood, is hard and very resinous.