Leland Cypress Limbs Spreading Out - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Nicholassc
June 30, 2010
Last winter, the heavy snow caused the limbs of my Leland Cypress trees to spread out. They are young trees that were planted about 4 years ago, and the limbs are not broken, just bending out. What should I do to make them grow straight up again?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
You can rehabilitate your Leyland cypresses by pruning or shearing them back a little. This will encourage new growth and help make the plants thicker and denser. You'll probably need to shear them back each spring in order to accomplish this but you'll be rewarded with nice thick trees. Enjoy your garden!

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