Cedar Trees around an out building provide some interest. Landscaping is pretty easy as cedars are good growers needing little or no attention or maintenance. Furthermore as an evergreen tree type, green cedars are on display year round.
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.
Cedar Trees are great to block off areas and to create divided sections on your property. Short cuts or a pass through are convenient to save walking all the way around a large hedge. Here is one way to dress up the walk thru
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!
Contrasting large group of orange poppies make a great garden images with their bright orange contrast to the cedar tree hedge background.
Nature is in a continuous loop, retiring Trees in the forest, just a landscapers and gardeners have to replace their outgoing trees and flowers.
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.
The evergreen cedar tree fights to germinate it’s seed and survive in the forest. In this photo, little cedar seeds have found their way between the limestone cracks and with a little water try to establish themselves.
The roots of a tree continue to grow and enlarge as the tree matures. Depending on the tree’s location, as in this photo, this cedar tree roots can be a nuisance when cutting grass and unsightly when protruding above the ground.
Cedar posts and rails are a popular choice for fences that denote the property line on country estates.
A mature cedar tree hedge denotes property line and also provides privacy to the homeowner.
A peace pole is an international symbol and monument to peace. Cedar is a common choice of wood for peace poles because it resists rot and bugs.
Evening picture of White Cedar Tree growing at Crater Lake.
Photo of 2 evergreen Cedar Trees trimmed into a globe shape.
Great example of landscape border decorations using 6 to 8 feet tall cedars.
Comparison of the evergreen Cedar tree’s leaves when living and dead.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Cedar trees provide contrast to the natural stone used in the feature wall behind.
Two features of a having a good Cedar Tree Hedge are:
- Privacy and
- Cedar hedge can define your property line(s)
If you have a trouble neighbor there is truth in the saying the “good fences make good neighbors”
A cedar hedge could provide the privacy you are after!
Landscape design idea: Using Cedar tree in combination with Cedar Wood planter on porch – planters will naturally grey unless stained. Best have a plastic liner or drop in tray to maintain cedar boxes.