Do you want to use Western Red Cedar as a cladding?
Please read this information, because it is important to be aware.
New Zealand is one of a few countries, who love the Western Red Cedar and we import a substantial amount of it , but we are not aware what happens in Canada and how that can influence the eco-system in Canada and worldwide. I attached a few links to get familiar.
You might ask, how can we protect the old growth as a Kiwi?
Very simple, if you talk with your architect, he or she should specify the second growth Western Red Cedar and you only accept a certified timber. You won’t see a difference on your cladding, but you make a huge difference for the eco-system.
Please check out the symbol and certification, before you buy Western Red Cedar.
More info on these websites:
Western Red Cedar, endangered species.
Here is a little bit a history of the Western Red Cedar old growth, how we are able to protect them.