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Does anyone know how I can cause a cedar to die so I can cut it down?
I know this is the wrong group but I don't know what group to ask in.
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MY WORD wrote:

ok... stupid question... why does it have to die before you can cut it down??
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At a guess, I'd say it's probably blocking the light from his house or in the way of something he wants to build, but he can't cut it down if it isn't diseased or dead. In UK we have laws about stuff like that, trees can have preservation orders on them.
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You've got it in one! I'm in a park and my unit is right up against a row of cedars. One has about 5 trunks and blocks all light from my kitchen. No tree cutting allowed unless dead.
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On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 09:01:36 -0400, "MY WORD"

So there is a law against cutting down healthy trees where you are? Is there not also a law against intentionally killing a healthy tree? Why obey one law and break the other? Perhaps because you think you can get away with killing the tree, but not with cutting it down?
There are many ways to kill a tree, but it would be nice if this one falls on your unit.
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I expected at least one of your ilk. The only reason I can't remove it is because my neighbor doesn't want me to.
But then, it's not 1 foot from her wall.
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If it is one foot from your wall, then perhaps it is threatening your foundations and you could get a dispensation from the authorities to take the tree down. Or, perhaps, you could find it in your heart to accept that you live in a biologically diverse world and that the cedar you want to kill removes dangerous CO2 from the atmosphere and is the home to varied wild life. It must also perfume your house at no expense.
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You could salt the roots... but you will not be able to grow anything else there for years.
A biodegradable herbicide should also work if used in sufficient quantities.
Personally, I'd welcome the shade! Saves me on electric bills cooling the house.
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Could you have it moved? I've seen some of the home improvement shows in the US showing how professionals move trees.
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Because I'm not allowed to cut it down if it's not dead.
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christian morality at work, I suppose.
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Just cut it down. It'll be dead for sure.
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On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 17:27:35 -0400, "MY WORD"

Girdle it clost to the ground. Just cut a narrow strip of bark off completely around the tree..all the way through the bark. It will die next spring
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It is way more dangerous to cut down a dead tree than to fell a live one. Dead tress are widow makers!
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Rick wrote:

Man, you got that right!
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