Eastern White Cedar | A Natural State
Decoy wood needs to be light and resistant toward water and waterborne, termite-like insects that bore into wood. Atlantic white cedar is an excellent variety of such wood, but the tree’s population is increasingly threatened by destruction of its wetland habitat. Tom cuts only what he needs, uses "blow-downs" (trees that have fallen due to natural causes) when available, and works to protect the wetland habitat that inspires his craft. In this video, Tom shows us a stand of Eastern White Cedar found along a creek near his childhood home in Lexington, South Carolina.