When a tree develops problems like an Overgrown Cypresses, it is frequently difficult to decide when to remove the tree. But these seven Cypress trees needed cutting down and their roots removing. Rejuvenating a cypress tree necessarily means trimming, but you have to be careful how you wield those clippers. Cutting back Cypress trees too drastically results in dead wood and unattractive trees. Find more information here on pruning SOS.
This customer had seven large overgrown Cypress trees in a small front courtyard garden. They had discussed removing them for a number of years; their weight and height started to splay out revealing the brown, dead growth on the inside.
The branches were first cut off the trees, leaving the main stem as high as possible. Then, using a Holly tree to winch from, I used a tie 4 hand-winch to winch the roots out. The customer didn’t want the roots under the concrete path damaging. The last tree was half-way out of the ground with a black pipe entangled in the roots, but after a discussion with the owner, I managed to cut the pipe free to my relief, and carry on winching the root out. The two neighbours were very happy and described it as “a light being turned on in their front room” when the trees removed. Another tree SOS success!