How to care for large cedars
I bought my home in Columbia County a year ago and one of the attractions was a line of very tall evergreen trees along the property line (next to a neighbor's house). They are stunning and home to seemingly thousands of birds. In a matter of a few weeks this Summer, three or four of the trees (cedars, I think) turned brown from top to bottom, completely dead. I asked a tree care company to come out and they recommend removing the dead but said it was beetles and wood peckers and the others may also die shortly. He also recommended topping the other trees because they are “too tall for the environment they are in” My husband also thinks they should be topped but I hate that idea. Is tree topping recommended for cedars over 50 ft tall in a suburban-ish neighborhood? The lots nearby range from 1/2 acre to 3 acres. Are the remaining live cedars doomed anyway from the beetles? Should we plan to remove and replace them?
Columbia County Oregon