How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Cedar—Cedrus spp.
Family Pinaceae (Pine family)
Incense cedar—Calocedrus decurrens
Family Cupressaceae (Cypress family)

Plant identification

Cedar and incense cedar are large and moderately fast-growing coniferous evergreen trees. Most of the species are large skyline-type trees and not widely adaptable to small gardens. Mostly they are seen on streets or in parks.

Optimum conditions for growth

These trees are hardy with few problems. They are found in various climatic zones and do well when planted in full sun. Trees need to be watered deeply a few times during the summer in hot areas to avoid drought injury and bark beetle attack.

Incense cedar
Incense cedar

Pests and disorders of Cedrus and Calocedrus spp.



Environmental disorders



Foliage of an incense cedar tree
Foliage of an incense cedar tree

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