Leyland Cypress trees, otherwise known as Leylandii, can be a blessing or a curse, usually depending on their use and where they've been planted!
On the plus side, they are fast growing so can produce a sizeable hedge very quickly if kept well trimmed.
On the down side, they are fast growing! And that means hedges can very soon get out of control if not regularly trimmed. This has become such a problem in some gardens that laws have been brought in to help householders whose sunlight has been stolen by these beasts. If allowed to grow naturally, these trees will soon reach 20 feet and spread widely so that they block out natural light and cast deep shade where it may not be wanted.
A few years later Leylandii can be a lot higher and wider and the tops may drop off, causing quite a danger.
Although these trees may be majestic when planted in a suitable position , perhaps as a specimen tree in a park or very large garden, they can be a menace if planted in small gardens. We are often asked to remove or prune leyland cypress trees and the resulting difference in light is surprising. You may not realise that your house is become darker until the offending leylandii are removed or trimmed appropriately,
If you need help with overgrown trees, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Call us on 01962 392321