The " Rural New Yorker " has a correspondent who recommends red cedar for farm hedges, for the following qualities:—It bears pruning well. It is not subject to any disease. Thin, poor land is as good for its growth as better. Drought does not hurt it nor the coldest weather. Grain grows freely near it. It would furnish protection to our exposed fields trom the winter's wind. It would yield a pleasant shade for cattle in summer, and would beautify the landscape. Nearly every one of these statements is contrary to our experience and well-known facts.
This article was originally published with the title "Red Cedar for Hedges" in Scientific American 8, 35, 274 (May 1853)