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10 remarkably useful plants you can find in the wild

By: Laura Moss on July 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
cedar tree branch

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Cedar trees

Cedars are evergreen trees that can reach heights of 50 feet, and their foliage is needle-shaped. Unlike the long needles of pine trees, cedar foliage is short, soft and resembles ferns. The bark of the tree is thin and brownish red in color, and it can easily be peeled off in thin strips. Cedar has natural antifungal properties, and a tea made from its leaves can be used to soak feet afflicted with athlete’s foot or nail fungus. Cedar chips can also be used to repel moths, ants and other insects.