Arborvitae trees are known as white cedars, red cedars, eastern arborvitaes and other nicknames. Wood from these trees is easily split and decay-resistant and therefore have many uses (ie. furnture, fence posts, and the construction of beehives). Arborvitae are widely used as ornamentals and hedges in landscapes, often planted in rows to create windbreaks or screens. Arborvitae trees are typically hardy and fast-growing.
is antibacterial. A 2017 trial showed that its extract effectively killed both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.