Pencil Cedar?

Pencil Cedar?

Observation - Pencil Cedar? - UK and Ireland. Description: I'm prepared to be corrected on this one: in detail, it fits the description perfectly, but I thought a Pencil Cedar would be far more slender? And not so multi-stemmed? Branchlets angular/square-ish, covered in green scales, arranged opposite and decu

I'm prepared to be corrected on this one: in detail, it fits the description perfectly, but I thought a Pencil Cedar would be far more slender? And not so multi-stemmed?

Branchlets angular/square-ish, covered in green scales, arranged opposite and decussate (neatly four-square to each other) and each scale pointed, sticking out from the stem, and sharp.

You can feel the prickles if you run your finger the wrong way up a branchlet.

Resinous/rancid smell.

Tiny cones in the axils of the branchlets: round, like little "roses".

Bark breaking into vertical fissures.