Cedar Hedges

We live east just off the island of Montreal. We have a 10-foot high cedar hedge & wish to reduce the height. Can we cut it by 1 foot? 2 feet? Or more without killing the cedars? When is the…

Newly Transplanted Cedar Hedge Browning

I had 2 rows (~200 trees) of 6-7′ Eastern White Cedars planted in my yard ~3 weeks ago. I’m somewhat concerned about the browning that is occurring on the trees. Is this simply transplant shock, or is it possible that…

Squirrel Damage to Evergreens

Dear Master Gardener Many thanks for your quick reply a few days ago concerning my loss of evergreen branches due to very aggressive squirrels. Yes, the snip is at an angle which confirms your thinking about squirrels doing the damage.…

Cedar Trees

My cottage is located at Amberley on Lake Huron – between Kincardine and Goderich. We sweep cedar “needles” together with sand from our decks. Would adding this sandy mixture to our vegetable garden in Listowel Ontario be a good idea?…

Soaker Hose for Cedars

This August we recently planted about 28 white cedars (7-8 feet tall) in East York. Any recommended brands to look for as well what the diameter and hose length should be? We were told any soaker hose from dollar store…

Cedar Hedge

Hello, our small back yard is surrounded on all sides by a cedar hedge. It is about 25 years old and about 11 feet high. At one corner our neighbour built a wooden shed right against the hedge. Because of…

Cedars for a Public Park

Where I want to plant cedars is right by a sidewalk and main road where it is subject to snow build up and sand. What cedars would you recommend for these conditions? I am in Zone 4B. Also, the less…

Cedar Hedge

Hello, I recently planted 30 feet of 8′ cedars. It has been 2 weeks and a have been watering the cedars in the morning and in the evening. The area is an old neighbourhood with many hedges, lilacs and other…

Proper Watering of Emerald Cedars

Hi, I’ve planted a row of Emerald Cedars in my backyard. The line of cedars is planted East to West and gets fairly full sun on a clear day. My question is that I’ve set a soaker hose to run…

Brown Tips on Cedars

My neighbour is having problems with her cedars.  The tips are turning brown.  Can you give any suggestions?  …