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Kate07-Apr-00 09:51 PM EST   
07-Apr-00 10:39 PM EST   
Korry07-Apr-00 10:59 PM EST   
Kate08-Apr-00 09:17 AM EST   
Korry08-Apr-00 10:22 AM EST   
Korry08-Apr-00 10:27 AM EST   
Patti08-Apr-00 12:43 PM EST   
Evelyn Szarka08-Apr-00 06:17 PM EST   
Margie15-Apr-00 01:02 AM EST   
Jill Oldford12-Jun-01 08:05 PM EST   


Subject: Cedar Hedge Questions
From: Kate
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Date: 07-Apr-00 09:51 PM EST

It has been suggested that I start a cedar hedge along a fence to provide privacy once it fills in. What type of cedar would I use? (white cedar? swamp cedar?) How far apart would they be spaced, and how long would it take for them to fill in. I have seen them before and they tended to look a little skimpy/unkempt looking when they first start out.


Subject: RE: Cedar Hedge Questions
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Date: 07-Apr-00 10:39 PM EST

In what zone and general area are you writing from?


Subject: RE: Cedar Hedge Questions
From: Korry
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Date: 07-Apr-00 10:59 PM EST

Hi Kate, we just bought a new house last Spring and we decided to put up a row of cedars along our fence line. We bought Emerald Cedars. They are supposed to grow 4 feet around and up to 6 meters tall.(You can trim them shorter of course) They have more of a pointy top than a rounded top, and are quick growers. We covered them up over the winter with potato sacks so they didn't get wind burt. They also like alot of water, so don't hold back too much! Enjoy!P.S central Sask.,zone 3


Subject: RE: Cedar Hedge Questions
From: Kate
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Date: 08-Apr-00 09:17 AM EST

I am in zone 6a/b Toronto area. The cedars would be in a slight swail in the back of my yard so must tolerate wet soil at times. Do most types of cedar like this condition?

Thanks for any help you can give.


Subject: RE: Cedar Hedge Questions
From: Korry
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Date: 08-Apr-00 10:22 AM EST


Subject: RE: Cedar Hedge Questions
From: Korry
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Date: 08-Apr-00 10:27 AM EST

That I am not sure of. You might want to check your with your garden center when you buy the trees.


Subject: RE: Cedar Hedge Questions
From: Patti
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Date: 08-Apr-00 12:43 PM EST


Subject: RE: Cedar Hedge Questions
From: Evelyn Szarka
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Date: 08-Apr-00 06:17 PM EST

Hi Kate, I lived just north of you in Orillia and we put in a cedar hedge last year. Everyone I talked to including the nursery had something different to say. I found the best advice at Mark Cullen's new web site at www.markcullen.com. He has a whole section on cedar hedges. Hope this helps.


Subject: RE: Cedar Hedge Questions
From: Margie
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Date: 15-Apr-00 01:02 AM EST

Kate, 5 years ago when we put in our pool the landscape architect recommended Black Cedar for dense, quick coverage. These trees have more than doubled their height in that time and certainly provide great screening. I believe cedars are partial to damp soil. I am tempted to trim off some of the lower brances on mine so I can plant some flowers in a bed along the base of the trees, but haven't got up the nerve to do this yet! Cedars seem to do best if planted in the fall.


Subject: RE: Cedar Hedge Questions
From: Jill Oldford
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Date: 12-Jun-01 08:05 PM EST

I have 2 emerald cedar trees in my garden...this spring I noticed the branches are turned brown in colour. Why is this and is there anything that I can do to help them? I live in central newfoundland canada...thanking you in advance for your time.


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