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#245135 - 01/17/11 05:41 PM Cedar trees as habitat
Bobby K. Offline
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 1
Loc: Dallas
Have searched forum for negatives on using cedar (juniper) trees for structure and have not seen any. Yet in NE Texas there is a belief, rumor or myth that cedars give off noxious gasses when decomposing that will kill fish, etc, etc. Can anyone fill me in on real facts. Thanks.

#245140 - 01/17/11 05:59 PM Re: Cedar trees as habitat [Re: Bobby K.]
jsand13 Offline

Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 469
Loc: Appling ,Georgia
Theres not a whole lot of difference between cedar trees and christmas trees. I put christmas trees in my pond every year. You can wait and see what others have to say but I think there fine.

#245141 - 01/17/11 06:06 PM Re: Cedar trees as habitat [Re: Bobby K.]
Bob Lusk Offline
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Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 3090
Loc: Whitesboro, Texas
Bobby, I use cedar trees often and have for more than 25 years. I have yet to see any dead fish from their use. At the same time, I don't put them in small ponds. I use them to enhance or create structure in larger lakes.
I don't know of scientific studies or literature that confirms or negates any of the wives tales.
That's my thoughts.
Teach a man to grow fish...
He can teach to catch fish...

#245149 - 01/17/11 06:39 PM Re: Cedar trees as habitat [Re: Bob Lusk]
ewest Offline
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Registered: 03/08/05
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I have used a lot of cedar and other xmas trees and never had any problems.

#245199 - 01/18/11 06:51 AM Re: Cedar trees as habitat [Re: ewest]
Dave Davidson1 Offline

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13272
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
I've used both large and small cedars in my one acre ponds. No problems with cedars but I will never again use green oaks. I killed off my pond for 2 years due to the tannins in post oaks.
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