Top Questions About Cedar Trees

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Questions About Cedar Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 18, 2011

Q. Spreading Cedar

I have an area by my mailbox that is covered with spreading cedar for my landscaping. At present, I have bermuda grass growing inside the same 4 foot x 8 foot area. It’s taking over and looks bad. I need to know if I can poison it without hurting my speading cedar?

Answered by
Heather on
January 27, 2011
Certified Expert
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There are grass specific herbicides that you can use to get rid of the grass. Most hardware stores and plant nurseries will carry a grass specific herbicide.

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Asked by
BarbaraBatstone on
July 29, 2011

Q. Cedar Trees

Do I need to lime my cedar trees?

Answered by
Cathy on
July 30, 2011
A.

I would suggest you do a soil test to determine the pH of the soil before you add anything. Your local extension office can provide you with a kit that will go to your state lab for analysis. The cost for these is nominal. They will be able to tell exactly what amendments you need and how much of each.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 22, 2011

Q. Coffee Grounds

Are used coffee grounds good for young cedar hedge trees? I heard that depositing used coffee grounds around the base of the tree is beneficial to the health of the cedar. Is it true?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 23, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, they're great as fertilizer. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/coffee-grounds-gardening.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 14, 2011

Q. How Can I Save a Cedar/Juniper With Cedar Apple Rust?

Last year in the spring I had lots of these things on my cedar/juniper trees. This spring the cedar tree was infested with these ‘galls’ and it looks like some of the branches are dying. The two trees sit side by side. I noticed this summer that the juniper now has some of the ‘galls’ on it’s branches. Will these galls kill my trees or not? They are too tall to spray. They are approx. 20-25 ft. tall. If I lose them, it will ruin that side of the garden. What should I do?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 14, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 18, 2012

Q. Transplanting a Cedar Tree

I have a 3-year-old cedar tree growing in my flower bed. I need to relocate the tree to another location. Can you tell me when to move the tree?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 19, 2012
Certified Expert
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I would do it in fall.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 2, 2012

Q. Tree Disease

We have a tree that may be either a large arborvitae or some sort of cypress. It has orange rubbery growths on it (looks like bunches of orange rubber bands). What is this?

Answered by
heart on
May 3, 2012
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I believe what you are looking at are cedar rust galls. Look at the pictures at this website

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Answered by
heart on
May 3, 2012
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Cedar rust galls are an apple growers nightmare. Here is an article with more information. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/cedar-apple-rust-control.htm

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Asked by
imarose on
July 29, 2012

Q. Cedar Tree

My large cedar tree has lots of small clusters of baby cones, is that normal? I’ve never seen so many on the tree.

Answered by
Heather on
August 7, 2012
Certified Expert
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It has been a stressful year in many parts of the country for all kinds of plants with the heat and the dry weather. Many trees when faced with stress will over produce seeds. It is a way for the tree to guarantee that if it is unable to survive the stress it faces, it will have a greater chance of having a successful offspring.

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