If there are “big oaks” then the land probably hasn’t been tilled in a long time! This is good as it’s likely there’s a rich native seed bank below the cedars. I recommend cutting the cedars and allowing them to dry for about two years. Then use a low intensity, backing fire to burn the cedars native grasses and forbs will germinate! These provide much better cover and food than cedars. Deer and many forms of wildlife will benefit from this habitat improvement (and use the area more).
February 5, 2016