Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Leyland Cyprus Trees


I need help on what do. The problem I am having is that I planted 21 Leyland Cyprus trees in the spring of 2006.

The first year they grew straight and seemed to have no problems. Today March 16, 2008 I was outside looking at them and noticed some of them leaning and the dirt around them separating. Where I live (Southern Chester County,Pa.) there is a lot of farm land and very strong winds. This past winter we had a fair amount of rain and not as much snow. Which in turn has made the ground very wet. I am not sure what to do. Do I stake them? Do I add more soil? Can you please help me?

Anne's Response:

The trees need to be placed upright again, the soil packed back around the roots and the plants staked to keep them steady until they grow a good root system.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just purchased a home that has 4 very tall (25 ft) Leyland Cyprus trees on the side, I want to have them removed because they are right next to the house and causing mold and other damage. My question is: Is the wood from these desirable in any way, should I see if anyone wants it or just haul it away for mulch.