Cedars or Japanese Yew for Hedge in Shady Area?

Hi Master Gardener! We are about to have some trees planted in our backyard against the back fence for privacy, and because it is a bit of a shady area (under the canopy of a large Maple tree), we are…

Alternative to hicks yew

Want to plant a hedge using hicks yew which would suit conditions, ie (shaded area, well drained soil and formal looking in guelph) but I noticed that berries are poisonous. ..oops I have dogs and grandchildren…can u suggest an alternative…