Cypress Trees
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italian cypress trees

Zone Jensen Beach Florida 34957 | Anonymous added on September 25, 2018 | Answered

we just went through a hurricane in Florida and my cypress trees were uprooted. A tree trimmer is going to cut them in half and then try to straighten out the remaining trees using wood etc. Is it possible to plant the top portion of the tree that gets cut off? Would it grow? I ask that silly question cause in NY I brought home a maple tree branch and planted in my rock garden and it grew 30 feet tall! Thank you

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drtreelove
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Answered on September 26, 2018

No, the cut tops will not root; don't waste time and money trying.
And it's a long shot that the uprooted cypress trees will regrow when propped upright, but worth a shot if not too expensive. Any hope for success will depend on doing it promptly before the soil and the exposed roots dry out. If that was Florence, it's been awhile already.

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