The Eastern red cedar is a common tree found in a variety of habitats from dry upland forests and abandoned fields to floodplains and swamps. The fragrant tree often has a compact, narrow, column-like crown.
Eastern red cedar is slow-growing and resistant to drought, heat and cold. Juniper berries, including those of the Eastern red cedar, are used in the distillation of gin. This specimen is registered on the MD Big Tree Program database, Airtable – Tree Listings on Website.
For more information on Eastern red cedar, look it up online or visit: EASTERN RED CEDAR (usda.gov)