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Leylandi tree - good idea to remove ?

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
I will be asking various questions about various stuff over time as I know nothing about a ton of stuff,mainly to do with gardening,diy and that kind of thing.

Ok so the house I got my Mum as pointed out there is a Leylandi tree in garden,she thinks it's a good idea to get rid of before it grows and is a problem to remove.

I not heard of them but she said she had 1 in garden at front of a house she had and I recall it being huge,it was past my bedroom window!

Anyway she says it's pretty close to the front of house and the roots will grow big and be nuisance to foundations under tthe house etc. Many people have had neighbours disputes over them as they grow so wide and big at times,blocking into other peoples gardens,or their light to their windows etc.
I read on a website they can grow a few feet a year,depending on varieties,not really know exactly which type this is.
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
They can/do grow quite quickly (the green ones more than the yellow ones) but they can easily be maintained by regular cutting and the roots are not as extensive or destructuve as a decidious such as an oak. i say leave it be we need more greenery.
p.s. i planted 24 in my backgarden six years ago and have managed to keep them to about 6feet high with trimming with a hedge trimmer .
#2
[COLOR="Purple"]My son has 2 in his garden, which are very tall and blocking out the light - he has been quoted £1000 to remove them. As wonder-baby says, it could be managed if it's not already too tall, you need to cut off the main stem about a foot (30cm) below the final height you would like it to be and then trim it regularly. I agree that we need as much greenery as possible but leylandii wouldn't be my choice! Good luck.[/COLOR]
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these grow soo tall. i'd say to get rid if you know you will not be able to maintain it on a regular basis..hard to do with young kids about as there's hardly ever enough time for owt else..
1 Like #4
Leyland conifers have some uses but really one in the garden isn't a good idea unless your garden is massive. So, yes, it's a good idea to remove it.
Chop it off at the base - it'll leave the stump but that will rot in a couple of years and it won't regrow.

Chrysha - lovely to see you. Any adventures to recount?
#5
Listen to your Mum, get rid of it.
#6
They're not native either so not particularly good for wildlife.
#7
As chrysha said, these are not hard to manage, especially if there is only one. Just cut through the trunk about a foot below the height that you want .
The bottom line is, if you like it keep it, if you don't, get rid of it now rather than later.
[mod]#8
Noooooooooooooooo :lol:

http://planetsave.com/files/2007/08/treehugger.jpg
banned#9
Inactive;5805271
Listen to your Mum, get rid of it.

+1

they suck up all the water too so other shrubs etc struggle to grow
1 Like #10
All trees suck up water, these suck more than most because they grow so fast. So restrict the growth by cutting the top off.
I had a hedge of these and kept the height below 6 ft. for 17 years.
#11
Thanks 4 above replies.
I won't have much time for gardening,people who into it make time and make it their hobby.

I will get my Dad to see what he can do with it ,it's close to 6ft at moment.
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Mum2Connor&Cerys;5807144
Thanks 4 above replies.
I won't have much time for gardening,people who into it make time and make it their hobby.

I will get my Dad to see what he can do with it ,it's close to 6ft at moment.

6ft is tiny. they can grow to 40-50ft
#13
csiman
6ft is tiny. they can grow to 40-50ft


Yeh hence dealing with it now before it grows some more,I might have kept it if it was away from the house but I don't want it to be a nuisance to the neighbour etc.

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