Hi everyone--Leyland Cypress question (pruning)
Leland Cyris here (pun intended).
Here in GA we had several inches of rain over the past week followed by about 6 inches of heavy wet snow.
I have two rows of Leyland Cypress trees that are in a snake pattern and very close together. The row on the left side of the house is on an incline a little bit up to my neighbor's drive. The other row is on flat ground.
Thanks to the rain and snow, one of the Leylands that are 20 some feet high fell over. It didn't break, just half way uprooted because it hit the house. I pulled it back upright with a tow strap today and staked it.
1) What are the chances this guy will make it...best guess.
2) What should I do to help get it going again...hit it with some fertilizer?
3) Most of these trees are already 25+ feet tall and I want to cut them back to about 15 feet and maintain them there. If I were to cut the main stalks at 14 feet or so and flat-top the tops, would this work? Would this kill them?
I must get these cut to a decent size because they are too tall and on the incline, they will topple with the next heavy winds.