D dirc ,
I might agree with you if I lived in the Pacific Northwest or elsewhere with beautiful old-growth cedar forests. In central Texas, however, they are voracious weeds that choke out any pasture or creek they can access. Their pollen also chokes out any sinus they can access. As far as I'm concerned, the only good cedar on my property is one drying on a burn-pile or wired up as a fence post.
wow, ok... I honestly would never have expected that to be the case. Up here in Canada (not northwest), I don't know any farmers or ranchers that complain about them, they typically have them grow around property boundaries also
we have them all over up here, and they still sell for $20 for a 4x4 8 foot post (about $15'ish USD)... in my book, that's not a weed but a lucrative harvest
(they get much much higher for the big ones)
but thank you, I learned something I wouldn't have expected