Northern white cedar logs can be up to 150 to 175 years old. The slow, steady growth of cedar and its “closed cell” structure make it a stable, durable wood for your dream home. Cedar, like cork, will not absorb water and become water logged, which could lead to warping and the growth of mold and mildew, resulting in decay.
By choosing northern white cedar, you avoid the serious shrinking, settling, twisting and checking problems that
can occur in pine log homes. Pine is basically a fast-growing tree (only 18 to 20 years) that has a high moisture content. When the pine trees are milled into logs, the wood continues to lose moisture. Serious checking also occurs when pine logs are kiln-dried to reduce moisture content.