Cedars can grow to become tall and bushy and should not only be trimmed to look appealing but also to keep them in good health. Cedar branches are not as defined as tree branches and don’t offer many places for you to prune back to. You can prune back as far as the trunk but you should keep in mind that where you lose an entire branch, you gain an empty space (this may not be aesthetically pleasing). Keep in mind these helpful tips:

* Trim to follow the natural shape of the tree
* Leave space between the branches and the soil below at the base of the trunk – to help with watering and fertilizing
* Remove any dead branches

Don’t think you need to trim your cedars all the time! Only once a year will suffice and will keep your cedars looking green and full!