Secure severely bent or older trees with guy lines to.
Cut a degree angle, V-shaped notch in the tree on the opposite side of the direction you wish the tree to fall; the vertex of the V must point in the desired fall direction. 7 Cut straight into. Topping/pruning leyland cypress.
For pruning, you can opt to use effective loppers for the branches and pruning saws for larger ones.
The builder of my house put in a row of Leyland Cypress trees about 5' from a fence, with about 5 feet between each tree (as a privacy hedge) - bad choice, of course. The trees are growing fast (as you would expect) and I wanted to see if I could maintain then as a hedge around 12' or so in height.
Mar 09, I have 10 leyland cypress trees we planted for a client 2 years ago.
There were 3 gallon size, about 4' tall at the time. They are now about ' tall with thick limbs.
The trees are around 13' or so now and I will be cutting back into old wood.
This winter, the trees started leaning and falling over towards the ground. When I say lean, I mean the trunk is staying straight, pushing the dirt over and leaning the whole tree.