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Jan 24, According to LSU horticulturists, you can carefully remove the knees without harming the tree: Dig a small area to expose the knee a few inches below the soil level.
With a clean, sharp knife or Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.
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Jun 17, Remove cypress knees in your landscape. (Audio 06/22/15) Every once in a while, knees produced by baldcypress trees become a problem in landscapes. Thankfully, there is something you can do to remove the knee without damaging the tree.
Listen for more information on dealing with cypress knees in your landscape. (Runtime: 60 seconds). Would it damage the trees if I trimmed them off at ground level? B.D., Dallas. ANSWER: Yes, the knees are part of the root system.
Change the area to mulch or ground cover and try to dry out the soil. The knees grow in overly moist soil. QUESTION: I have a bald cypress, and the roots are coming out of the ground all around the yard.
Some are close to the tree and some are far away. Aug 11, Cypress knees also support and anchor the trees, which can grow up to tall, in swampy conditions. Can I Remove A Cypress Knee? When trying to remove a Cypress knee, you need to be careful.
There are ways to remove the knees without harming the tree.
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According to LSU horticulturists, you should dig a small area to expose the knee a few inches below the soil level. Then, using a clean, sharp knife or saw, cut Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. A: Although bald cypress does not usually make “knees” in non-swampy soil, it does occasionally happen. Scrape the soil away from the offending knee and down into the earth a few inches. Use a sharp pruning saw to make a clean cut at least an inch below the soil surface.
Cover once again with soil. Unlike broadleafed trees, the cypress won’t send up new root sprouts from the wound. Jun 09, I planted a young bald cypress tree a couple of years ago.
It's approximately 10 feet tall and a couple of inches in diameter. I really love this tree and want to keep it but I'm nervous that the knees/roots are going to come up in my neighbor's yard which is about 15 stumpclearing.barted Reading Time: 6 mins. Aug 05, A: Answers vary among tree experts. A bald cypress, Louisiana's state tree, is more prone to send up knees in moist areas. According to LSU horticulturists, you can carefully remove the knees without harming the tree: Dig a small area to expose the knee a few inches below the soil level.
Apr 26, They're not like a finger that gets gangrene and is amputated, never to grow back chopping them out will more than likely result in more of them, later on, or you'll do so much damage that the trees begin to die stumpclearing.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.