Monthly Archives: May 2011

Going green? Start with cedar!

Renovating your home is a great way to start fresh — and for many homeowners, that means “going green.” A green home is free from toxins, pesticides and other chemicals that can harm people and the environment. One of the easiest ways to go green at home is to use cedar to repel pests instead of products like moth balls, which contain dangerous chemicals. Aromatic Eastern red cedar produces an oil that repels moths, cockroaches, silverfish, fleas and other pests. And Eastern red cedar is sustainable! These small evergreen trees are abundant in the eastern and central U.S. and are not endangered or in short supply.

In short, you can feel good about using cedar products in your environmentally friendly home. Click here for more on Eastern red cedar — the new green!