Northern White Cedar (or Arborvitae = tree of life)thuja occidentalis 

This cousin to Atlantic White Cedar lives in Canada and the US, from Maine to the Great Lakes.

It has almost white sapwood and warm tans in heartwood.

 

Architect Robert Gross is a big fan of NWC, using it most of his residential projects.

Its custom milling facility and finishing adaptability make it a great choice for unique looks.