Cristo Balete wrote:Isn't it just red cedars that have the growth inhibitor?
I would also try things like the native huckleberries both the evergreen and red ones. Serviceberry, coastal gooseberry thimbleberry and potentially salmonberry.
Dan Boone wrote: Trees that get this reputation may get it in large part by outcompeting smaller plants for light and water, not by actual chemical means.
In these parts, Eastern Red Cedar (actually a juniper) fence posts have a good rep for longevity
Tracy Wandling wrote:I am wondering what kind of remediation might be needed to plant a forest garden where cedars have recently been cut. I know that there are lots of plants and trees that won't grow near cedar.
Would I need to dig out the roots?
Would I need to wait a while before planting? How long?
If I need to wait, what can I do to speed up the process?
Bryant RedHawk wrote:
Cedar that has been stripped of its bark will last a very long time as fence posts, leave the bark on and they will rot quicker than a pine board left on the surface of the soil.