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Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Leylands are Goners

Taking some advice from friends, I went out to see if I could do anything for our privacy screen of leyland cypresses.  The sticky snow clung to them and has them bent to the ground - on both sides of the fence, so they are bent over the neighbors yard too.

There's a view from the front drive way looking back first - if you can imagine a green way about 20 feet high here, that's what it used to look like.
They've bent over and seem to be held up by the roof in back or by the power line, or both.  I went out with a wood pole, being careful to find the electric line, so that I could knock some of the snow off.  It's just too thick - up to 15 inches laying on the sideways branches. 

Here they are bent to the ground in the backyard.  At least for these, I could get some of the snow off of them.  But the rest is going to have to melt, just don't know what else we can do for them.

Luckily, they are pretty resilient.  Looks like a heavy pruning year for them.

1 comment:

Mom Ettenger said...

Hi Jim and Mary, Sorry to see your beautiful cypress weighted down like that, but glad to see those clear blue skies!