Cedrela odorata

plantation: Usambara, Tanzania


Common names: Spanish cedar, Cedar Wood
Type of foliage:
Life expectancy: 200 years
Total weight of CO2 captured: 100 Kg
Height: 40 m


Cedrela odorata, or Spanish cedar, is a fragrant and resilient tree native to the Americas. With a straight trunk and compound, lance-shaped leaves, it reaches up to 30 meters in height. The reddish-brown heartwood is prized for its durability and aromatic properties, often used in carpentry and furniture making, including cigar boxes.
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Usefulness of the tree

The Cedrela odorata, or Spanish cedar, is valued for its versatile utility. Its fragrant and durable wood is used in carpentry, furniture making, and the production of cigar boxes. Beyond its economic uses, the tree holds cultural significance, making it a meaningful choice for memorial plantings, aiding in carbon offset and fostering long-term connections.
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