After a short break over Christmas and New Year I’ve decided to carry on with the tree theme from the previous 2 posts and take a look at some of the bushcraft uses for western red cedar (Thuja plicata). I don’t often discuss non-native species, or conifers (although I did write this post about conifers a few years ago), but western red cedar is common enough, and useful enough, to warrant a mention.
We take a walk around our woodland looking at trees and their uses, including the bushcraft uses for western red cedar, on many of our courses, such as our 5 Day Bushcraft Courses. We look at its use as a tinder on our IOL Bushcraft Competency Course.
You can see plenty of photos from all of these courses on our Facebook page.