Dead section on emerald cedar

(Question)

We live in Dorchester ON and back onto the pond and conversation area there. We planted 49 emerald cedars 3 years ago between ours and neighbours properties. There are 6 of them together that the back of the cedar ( south/west) side have died. Our neighbour had some invasive trees on that side but has since cut them down. Should I cut off the dead sections?

(Answer)

Definitely cut out the dead sections.  This will minimize the opportunity for any diseases and allow sunlight to penetrate for any potential new growth.  There is a chance the area will fill in again however it may take some time.  If the need for regrowth is urgent, consider replacing the damaged cedars.

Here is a link with more helpful information:

https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/index.php/askagardener/tall-cedarswinter-damage/