Finishing Trimming the Neglected Cedar Hedge

Yesterday I showed you the tools used by the professional tree and hedge contractors to finish the job I started, that being trimming the neglected cedar hedge down to size.

Before they left, I asked them to also tackle one additional aspect of the cedar hedge which had come to be an annoyance.

The picture below is from between my house and my neighbours taken right before they started their task.

overgrown cedar hedge Finishing Trimming the Neglected Cedar Hedge

What bothered me was the very first cedar plant of the hedge was too close to the gate to our back yard.

cedar hedge by gate Finishing Trimming the Neglected Cedar Hedge

Each time I had to go through the gate with our lawn mower (yes, the one in the same solar charged electric battery cordless self-propelled lawn mower), it was a struggle getting past that first cedar plant.

cedar hedge gate clearance Finishing Trimming the Neglected Cedar Hedge

So, in looking at the situation I asked them to simply cut that first cedar down to the ground to get rid of it.

cedar hedge start Finishing Trimming the Neglected Cedar Hedge

Sure, it would result in the starting point of the cedar hedge looking a little bare for a couple of years. However, the cedar branches will grow back in time yet still not be in my way when I needed to go through that gate.

Curious about what they did with all of the cut cedar? Well, they came equipped with a chipper device which very quickly cut all the cedar branches into wood chips.

wood chipper Finishing Trimming the Neglected Cedar Hedge

I asked them what they did with the chips. They told me that they give it to a horse farm for the trails. I like that; recycling of the cedar chips.

So, that brings us to the end of our efforts to get control back over our neglected cedar hedge on the one side of our back yard.

 Finishing Trimming the Neglected Cedar Hedge

The hedge is now nicely shaped allowing me to easily maintain it for years to come; as long as I actually do take action each year to maintain it. icon smile Finishing Trimming the Neglected Cedar Hedge   Here is a picture of the cedar hedge hear our back yard deck.

 Finishing Trimming the Neglected Cedar Hedge

Sure, the top part looks a little bare with the exposed branches, but they will be covered over in time by new cedar leaves.

 Finishing Trimming the Neglected Cedar Hedge

Until next time.

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Comments

  1. hedgehog says:

    The bottom most photo looks exactly like my situation; will it every fill in again? Please, I need to know. Thanks!

  2. Dan says:

    Hi Hedgehog,

    Cool handle! ;)

    It will take up to 12 to 24 months for the top of the hedge to fill in with new branches / leaves, or so I am told.

    So far, 2 months later, I see a bit of growth but not too much.

    Dan

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