Together with southern red cedar and western red cedar, which is Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) planted and grown in the productive landscape and home environments. Red cedar is an efficient tree for the construction of wind protection, natural barriers designed to protect an area or building from buffeting winds in winter and in summer.
The red cedar grows to a height of 30 to 35 feet with a branch spread 12 to 15 feet, and it grows annually by 12 to 18 inches. The canopy spread is important to consider when plotting interval planting. The thick, dense, long-lived nature of the leaves, with the low positioning of the tree's branches, makes red cedar a fine specimen for wind protection, whether multiple or single lines used.
Red cedar trees should be planted 6 to 10 meters apart, and the interval between the rows should be 6 to 18 meters. Red cedar purchased at a nursery usually 2 year old container or bare-root specimens that measure 8 to 12 cm in size. They will grow more than 1 foot in the first year.
If red cedar in rows of trees and shrubs are used as part of a windshield, they should be placed in the outer rows of the windshield, where they are not overshadowed by larger trees. In this scenario depends on the planting interval for mature red cedar on the potential size of the trees and shrubs that are planted next to and behind the red cedar.
Red cedar seedlings should be placed in a weed-free bed with a rigid bottom, and the hole or groove should be able to contain the entire root system. Landscapers and owners of large properties, the determination of the correct planting interval for red cedar to be considered that the tree can be managed in the last invasive or minimally invasive willows down. This is especially true when the pH of the soil is neutral or the land is heavily grazed by livestock or wild animals.