Hi there, I hope someone can provide some insight on my cedar hedges. I live in Toronto, Canada and when I bought my house a year ago, the cedars had no shape and basically grew wild because the previous owners didn't really maintain the look. The cedars act like a privacy fence and they are about 8-10 ft high, about 8 feet wide (even wider in some parts) and run along the side of the house about 125 feet. I had them pruned in May 2009 by a local tree expert. I just noticed recently in some parts of the hedge that it's turning brown and there are holes in the hedges that make it look "patchy". The bottom part of the hedges look a bit bare and I'm afraid to think they are dying. We've had quite a bit of rainfall over the summer, so I think don't think it's dehydration. I don't know when was the last time they've been fertilized. It's the start of the winter season here and I'm just wondering could this be happening due to the season? Is there anything I should or could do now or should I just wait until the spring. I would hate to lose these trees because they do provide a lot of privacy. If anyone can shed some light on this and provide some tips on how this cedar hedge should be taken care of, that would be great.