We select the best bushy trees that have no signs of burning or chafing.
Taller trees will provide you with fuller privacy and will cost you more money. We provide Cedar trees in various sizes.
10-15 foot trees will give you instant privacy. Smaller sizes will take time to give you this result.
We generally plant 1’ to 1 ½’ apart. This will allow the roots to establish and gain strength while growing into each other. Measure the linear distance in feet of the area you want hedged: 2-8 foot trees (1 tree per foot); 9-15 foot trees (1 tree per 1 ½ foot). This will give you the amount of trees you will need.
It is okay to plant them anytime where there is no frost. Ideal times are when the ground is wet and moist.
Cedar trees do not require a lot of sunlight. As long as you properly water them, they will continue to grow.
We dig about 1′-2’ wide and about one foot deep depending on the size of the rootball of the Cedar tree being planted.
We plant Cedar hedges about 20″-24” away from fences. This allows the trees to grow without obstruction for a few years.
We often plant Cedars in areas without fences. We ensure that they are planted in an upright position and secured properly. In some instances, we may have to use stakes for added support.
There are so many variables to the length of time it will take, such as weather conditions; accessibility of the area to be hedged; where we have to unload from our trucks, soil, size of trees, etc. Generally, jobs take about 2-5 hours. Heavy rain makes it very difficult to uproot and plant the trees.
You have the choice of having them delivered or you can pick them up. A proper care package which consists of maintenance tips will be given to you.
In optimal growing conditions, your Cedars can grow to 40 feet.
They will grow about one foot per year as long as you water them through warmer months and fertilize them annually.
The closer we plant a tree to each other, the less time it will take for a privacy hedge to form. We can’t plant them too close together, as they will not have any room to grow properly. It is very important to trim the tops to encourage fresh growth. It will take approximately 3 seasons to give the appearance of a thick privacy hedge.