The cedar is a conifer that is characterized by its strong growth. Its height can indeed reach 30 meters in good conditions. However, some municipalities in Canada have set a limit on the height of these trees. Therefore, they must be pruned regularly as they begin to grow in order to respect this regulation. Discover the tips and tricks that could help you with this.
Beyond regulations, there are various reasons for pruning cedar hedges:
Here are some practical tips that should help you if you want to trim your cedar hedge.
It is recommended that you trim your cedar hedge in the summer, between mid-June and mid-September if you are in Canada. If it is a young shoot, it would be more beneficial to perform the procedure at the beginning of the season. This will make the tree grow faster. For an older cedar, it is advisable to wait until around September.
It is essential to trim your cedar hedge at least once a year.
When trimming your cedar hedge, start by identifying the young shoots. They are pale green in color. Cut only 1/3, or at most, half of these off so that the plant can continue to grow.
Contrary to appearances, the pruning of a cedar hedge is complex. Indeed, there are rules to respect to preserve the health of the trees as well as to guarantee their good growth. Thus, we recommend that you call a qualified professional to perform the mission. At Arboxygène, we put at your service experts in the field for the pruning of your cedar hedge. In addition, they always carry out a diagnosis before proceeding with the work to make sure they are proposing the right solution. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.