Leyland lower branch removal?
Hi all. These Leylands were planted by the previous owner as a privacy screen in 2007. You can't tell from this view, but they do a great job.
But you will notice from the picture, the lower branches are starting to grow into each other.
Is this bad for the tree?
Can lower branches of Leyland Cypress be removed so that some trunk is exposed, or will that shock the tree?
I like the look, don't need the privacy that low and it would give the trees some room.