The Q&A Archives: Cones on Blue Atlas Cedar

Question: My Blue atlas cedar was planted 2 years ago. This year it seems to have more cones than normal. Is this normal or is the tree in distress? If it is in distress, What do I need to do?

Answer: It would be fairly typical for your tree to produce more cones after the second year than it did the first. This would reflect the fact that it is now better established and has become better rooted and adapted and settled into its new location. Sometimes too weather and overall growing conditions will affect how full or sparse the crop is. But, I have not seen your tree. You might take a look at other similar trees growing in similar locations in your neighborhood for comparison. If you are still concerned, you might want to consult with your county extension and/or the retailer where you purchased it for reassurance. I'm sorry I can't be more specific for you but I hope this helps.

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