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urgent! Will dividing this cedar kill it?

Postby brentwoodbc » Jul 01, 2012 11:55 pm

having a tree removed tomorrow and want the red section removed and the stump ground down,. Is that ok?

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Re: urgent! Will dividing this cedar kill it?

Postby Ian66 » Jul 02, 2012 1:57 am

Should be OK....as long as they don't damage the roots of the remaining part of the tree....that is to say, just have them grind off the stump just below the surface but no deeper......the cedar will not sprout from the stump, so there is no need to grind it out any further than the surface....

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Re: urgent! Will dividing this cedar kill it?

Postby brentwoodbc » Jul 02, 2012 2:05 am

perfect thanks, I mean if it does, it does.
but I seems almost separate from the rest..just wanted to make sure that cutting a big part of something off wont kill it lol

I think it will look better cut back, opinions?
seems too big, just want the part the hides the street light
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Re: urgent! Will dividing this cedar kill it?

Postby Heidi S » Jul 02, 2012 9:08 pm

Do be aware that cedars (thuja occidentalis) typically do not recover from areas that have lost foliage, so you might be exposing some brown or naked areas by doing this. I can't tell from the photo how close the limbs are, but it does look fairly open between the limbs. If the inner limbs have green on them you will be ok, but if the inner area when you plan the divide is browned foliage, it will not recover along that edge.

Also be aware that the roots of this tree type are located just below the soil surface, so be very, very careful in your stump grinding plans.
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Re: urgent! Will dividing this cedar kill it?

Postby brentwoodbc » Jul 02, 2012 9:59 pm

all done, tree guy said it should be ok, he just ground the stump flush with grade and stayed away from the other part of the plant..

also did two stumps in the back yard and took a tree down.



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Re: urgent! Will dividing this cedar kill it?

Postby Laura » Jul 02, 2012 10:12 pm

Wow ... that made a big difference.

Are you making a garden there now or are you doing lawn ?
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Re: urgent! Will dividing this cedar kill it?

Postby Eeyore » Jul 02, 2012 10:34 pm

Holy Smokes! What a difference.
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Re: urgent! Will dividing this cedar kill it?

Postby Heidi S » Jul 03, 2012 2:02 am

Ohhh, a totally clean slate - how exciting!
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Re: urgent! Will dividing this cedar kill it?

Postby B_BQ » Jul 03, 2012 8:39 am

Hope everything works out okay. You were wise, imo, to take down the huge tree that was dwarfing your pretty little house. I think I would breathe easier during a severe storm/heavy rain.
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Re: urgent! Will dividing this cedar kill it?

Postby brentwoodbc » Jul 03, 2012 6:26 pm

thanks.

ya and the roots cause trouble too
and cant grow grass/gutters get clogged

I want grass, either hyrdo seed or sod.

and maybe a small tree (maple or something)
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