Q. Hello I’ve just moved into a new home with amazing cedar hedging but I have never taken care of this type of tree before could you give me some tips on maintaining them I’ve been told they can take over can I trim them in September or will I shock them? Please help, thank you Charlotte – Abbotsford BC
A. Cedar hedges can be pruned two times during the year. The main pruning should take place in late spring/ early summer as soon as the new growth stops and begins to harden. If you need additional pruning to keep it in check you can do it in late summer / early fall so September pruning is fine. Cedars do not respond well to drastic pruning and will not look good if they are.