The eastern red cedar is a small, conical shaped tree, and generally slow growing. It is a coniferous evergreen and a sub-species of the juniper family. Eventually, it will reach of height of 75 feet tall, but it will take a long time to get there. The bark is a reddish-brown color, and peels off in strips. It is quite tolerant to hot and cold climates, and has adapted to the most adverse soil conditions. This tree grows Juniper berries, supplying food for many birds. Fun fact, the eastern red cedar has been used as hunting property dividers, windbreaks, and fence posts by farmers and native americans throughout North America.