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Freezing Cedar Trees

Freezing Cedar Trees

To clear up any potential confusion in this article I’ll be talking about the genus Cedrus. The most common varieties being “Blue Atlas,” “Lebanon,” and “Deodar.” These are really amazing trees that add unique color and structure to any landscape, and because they are an evergreen they contribute year round. They are generally listed as a USDA hardiness zone 6 to 9. The Boise area is listed as a 6 on the USDA hardiness map when we have winters like this though we are probably closer to a 5. This puts the Cedar into what is commonly referred to as “borderline hardy,” so most years it will be just fine. This, unfortunately, was not most years.

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