So you’ve got your privacy from your neighbours you wanted, but now your trees are past your fence line and growing taller every day.

Cedar trees can grow up to 40 feet tall, so unless you want tall cedars, be sure to do regular trimming (once or twice a year).

Be courteous to your neighbours.If you have a property with a view ensure you are not obstructing anyone else’s view as well. Read your city by-laws to find out just how tall your cedars can grow before you get a ticket (especially on corner lots or when next to a sidewalk).  Keep in mind, if you are the one doing the trimming, don’t let them get to the point where you’ll need a bigger ladder. There is no need to put yourself at risk or have to send the money required to hire a maintenance company to trim the taller cedars if you can keep them low enough to begin with.