Christopher G Williams wrote:I don't feel very strongly one way or another, but just to play devil's advocate: Cedars grow in a specific area for a reason; usually they are one of only a couple trees that can handle a particular micro-climate(low, wet, sometimes seasonally flooded). You have to wonder what you would be able to replace them with if you did remove them...
They are a beautiful tree to look at(year 'round), which is valuable to me anyway. They make very poor firewood and aren't really appropriate for lumber, aside from niche woodworking stuff like cedar chests and of course posts, so you aren't going to profit much from their removal. And like you said it will cost to have them dropped.
When I was clearing my one acre garden I made the border where the cedars started. They make a nice hedgerow and I was concerned I wouldn't be able to plant much where they are anyway, due to the wet soil and issues with the microbiology from their droppings. I have had success planting a variety of annuals and now a few nut and berry bushes a mere 5 to 10ft from where they start; they don't seem to be effected by the proximity at all.
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