I was always taught: "There is a place for everything, and everything should be in its place....." This is especially true of cedars. You don't want them taking over your good fields, but a big cedar fence row or a cedar thicket on rough ground is a gold mine in habitat. Shown below is where I recently mowed back the native grasses from one of my cedar screens for turkey season. In a few days this will be full of turkeys. In the winter when the grasses are tall, it is full of deer. What more can a guy ask for?