Yellow cedar
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
(D. Don) Spach.

Distribution and Protected Areas – from Hamann 2005

 Conservation Status Summary – from Krakowski et. al. 2009

“Yellow-cedar is likely adequately protected throughout its range in situ; however, ground-truthing of interior Protected Areas is required to estimate the protection level in this disjunct population. Inter situ installations are also adequate at present. Although there are some collections from interior populations, additional sampling is required for ex situ collections all along the central and north Coast and on Haida Gwaii, and comprehensive documentation of the interior populations is necessary.”



Hamann, A., Smets, P., Aitken, S. N. and Yanchuk, A. D. 2005. An ecogeographic framework for in situ conservation of forest trees in British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res. 35:2553-2561. View online resources for this report.

Krakowski J, C. Chourmouzis, A.D. Yanchuk, D. Kolotelo, A. Hamann, and S.N. Aitken. 2009. Forest Tree Genetic Conservation Status Report 2: genetic conservation status of operational tree species. Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics, Forest Genetics Council of British Columbia, and B.C. Min. For. Range, For. Sci. Prog. Victoria, B.C. Tech. Rep. 054.