Is your tree SOS reducing your Leylandii? Luckily, this is one of our specialities. We had to reduce this Leylandii’s growth around a swimming pool and driveway. I have never seen so many mature Leylandiis on one property! I quickly moved onto stage 4, reducing 100 meters of Leylandiis. This regular customer is very happy to be on a maintenance schedule with Jurassic Tree Services.
With Leylandii, you can reduce the height but be careful about trimming the sides of the hedge or Leylandii trees. Always leave the green foliage on the sides of the hedge as Leylandii will not shoot back from the older, brown wood (see below). When we moved into our nursery, we had a row of Leylandii trees that had never been trimmed and were about 20ft high. We cut them down to about 10ft in height and trimmed the sides. Now they are great examples of thick, dense Leylandii hedges which provide shelter for our polytunnels and screen us from our neighbour.
If your neighbour has an overgrown Leylandii that needs trimming back, call me! It is your neighbour’s responsibility to maintain their Leylandii hedge so it would be worth having a polite chat with them about it. If they are unwilling to trim it, you have the right to cut branches or roots back to the boundary so get in touch. By law, any trimmings that are cut are still the property of the owner of the hedge, so we check with them what to do with them. In the interests of neighbourly relations, don’t just throw it back over the boundary.