This year’s Atlantic White Cedar symposium in Plymouth, MA, I presented on the climate controls of AWC ring widths. It was a great opportunity for me to present my research to a wide range of AWC enthusiasts: from academics, engineers, botanists, ecologists, hydrologists and land managers. AWC is a beloved tree all along the eastern seaboard! It was wonderful to meet so many new scientists working on the same tree. I got tips on where to find some more cedar swamps, contacts with people who routinely uncover sub-fossil stumps, and discovered the cultural uses of AWC from a presentation by members of the Narragansett tribe.