Cedar Rail Fence

Problems with explorers trespassing on your property? One way to take some simple steps is to post “No trespassing” or “Private Property” signs as in this photo.

This may not deter some and a fence right to the water front was need to slow them down.

Most are just exploring or curious, but you never what they will do, especially when you are away!

Cedar Hedge with Onion Tulips Garden

A “Wow Garden” in part has to do with contrast between plants and trees. If you have mature cedar hedge, it creates a great dark green back drop for bright contrasting garden flowers as can be seen to the photo. Don’t have 5-8 years to wait for cedar trees to grow, then possibly consider a fence.

Cedar Rail Fence

Cedar rails, some call split cedar rails, are taken from cedar trees.

Property lines can be a sensitive issue between neighbors and a permanent fence is a good solution.

The cedar rail fence is popular for larger yards because considerable number of wood rails are needed.

Simple design and installation makes this type of cedar fence low cost for going long distances.

We have many types of cedar tree pictures on our Cedar Trees page

Row of Cedar Trees

Cedar being an evergreen tree makes for a great year round hedge.

These white cedar trees run the edge of a driveway and provide more of a wind break.

Many property owners plant a row of cedars as a property line break rather than use more expensive options such as a wood fence.

There are many types of cedar trees and more pictures can be found on our Cedar Trees page

Pine and Cedar Tree Decor

Making a natural center piece is easiest if you have access to branches of a pine and/or cedar tree.

The white pine and cedar are evergreen trees so creating a natural display can be done any time during the year,

Christmas is the best time. Especially with twinkle lights and a few snowy décor accessories.

We have lots of Pictures of Christmas Trees

Trimmed Cedars

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.

Eastern Arborvitae ‘Sherwood Moss’

Having trouble identifying a particular tree you would like to incorporate in your landscape design?

Why not pay a visit to your local arboretum. They do a fantastic job of labeling their trees and plants.

As indicated on the  sign, the scientific name for the Eastern Arborvitae, Sherwood Moss is Thuja occidentalis.