(I am in LA) My neighbor had this tree cut down in their backyard and are letting me mill it into slabs in exchange for 50% of the wood. They say its a 'cedar' but when I came to look at it it was all dead and there were no leaves/very few branches to ID it with. I asked what the leaves looked like and they said 'needles'... To my knowledge around here we have western red, Incense and deodar. Of the three, deodar is the only one with needles. smell of the trunk is cedar-like but my experience isn't developed enough to tell for sure. I went ahead and sealed the ends anyway, my mill is on the way (Granberg is backed up, taking 3 weeks to get here) so I wont be able to mill it until next week. Because there were no leaves, the only pic I have is of the bark/upper trunk attached. There is a 10 foot section that is 100% clean on all sides. 1) Is this a cedar? Deodar? or another variant? 2) I know cedars are insect resistant, will it last a week in log form? I know if it were pine it would be all blue inside if I waited. Thanks for the help!