Cedar trees can take over your property in a short period of time choking
out hardwood trees. In addition to the thickets cedar trees produce, the
shallow root systems rob valuable sub-surface moisture eventually
helping to stall springs and seeps. Without sufficient moisture, the
growth of some grasses, desirable trees, and plants can be negatively
impacted especially during our ongoing drought.
Not all cedar trees are bad trees, however. Large, mature cedar trees
provide nesting material for many animals and migratory and native birds
(including the endangered Warbler), and provide cover and nutrition for
wildlife. Cedar trees can also protect sensitive immature Madrone trees
from foraging deer and other animals.
Our approach to Cedar Clearing is low-impact and environmentally
sensitive. We like trees and will treat your property as if it was our own
while helping to open up your land to enjoyment.