What herbicide should be used to control Eastern Red Cedars?

By Grant Woods,

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I was getting ready to clear out an area to make a food plots that has some small cedar trees in it. I was wondering if you would recommend what type of herbicide I should use to kill them. Also should I wait for it to get a little warmer since I live in northern Missouri? Thanks! Taylen


There’s some great information about controlling cedars at:  http://www.noble.org/ag/wildlife/redcedar/

I prefer to simply cut the cedar below the bottom limb. Cedars won’t from sprouts if cut below the bottom limb. One cut and down and there is no need to treat the stumps.

Anytime is a great time to control cedars using the cutting method since they won’t from sprouts.

Enjoy creation,


February 15, 2016