Conifer hedging

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    On a recent trip to Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, where my gt uncle is buried, I noticed this immaculate conifer hedging.

    Does anyone know what type of conifer they may have used and how quickly they grow? (I’ll also google it-but also wanted to share how immaculate they keep the cemeteries-brilliant gardeners)

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      Iam on my phone but it looks like a thuja plicata ( western red cedar)
       
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            Can't really say. Thuja plicata does have close branching and also bears seed cones that are squar shape with hookes corners. Seed cones smell like pineapples.
             
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              Its always difficult to identify plants accurately from photographs. Bearing that in mind, I would have guessed at them being Thuja Occidentalis rather than Plicata.

              If they are, growth rate here is 25cm plus a year. I would normally trim them twice a year, but sometime three times depending on conditions.
               
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                Thanks everyone, I unexpectedly got a reply from CWGC and they say it is thuja plicata.
                 
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