0-020 American arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis), or tree of life, is a long-lived small conifer that was often planted in 19th Century cemeteries for its pleasant aroma and evergreen foliage. It is native in a very few places in northern Illinois but is very common farther north. The foliage, unlike that of junipers, spruces, and some pines, is soft and touch-friendly.
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