Cedar Trees are resilient. Cedar Tree forest shown here are growing 50 to 80 feet high off the ledge of an rock escarpment dropping of 150 feet. Cedars are an evergreen tree, meaning that cedars do not drop leaves in winter. The grove of cedars below helps protect the escarpment from hard wind and rains all year round.
Great Picture of Cedar Tree leaves on white snow cover!
A Cedar tree’s growth generally retains the latest shape created … but a new trimming can bring back the design shape you like.
Cedar trees can be formed into many shapes. This is an easy DIY project!
When one is pruning cedars, some prefer to cut the bottom wider than the top to allow sunlight to the lower branches … more of a Christmas tree or cone shape. Cedars are flexible and as shown in the picture above as cedars are trimmed in more of a column shape.
Trimming cedar trees or hedge can be done most any time of the year. The best time is after spring’s 6-8 week cedar leaf growth period.
Cedar Pruning Caution: Start out slowly and trim a little at a time until your shape starts to develop. Cutting to deeply into the cedar you will run into the interior branches that have little or no foliage … then you end with a hole in you shape .. not so good!
Tools need are a sharp pair of hand shears for smaller trees … some smaller cedar hedges can be done with shears but with larger cedar hedges one needs an electric or gas shears.
If you have large and tall cedar hedges consider using an arborist as there is some danger and/or skill involved.
Advantages to regular annual pruning is that it keeps the cedar’s shape you want. Regular trimming maintains your cedar’s size and the garden area they take up.
Cedars can grow anywhere, even in the cracks between these rocks!
Three old cedars stand out from the surrounding foliage.
These cedars have been trimmed to maintain their globe shape and provide an accent feature to the stone wall in this landscape design.
Pyramidal cedars are commonly used as a privacy screen in landscape design.
Cedar landscaping design using white picket fence with row of mature cedar trees behind for backyard privacy.