It is May and in the mid to lower 80s and my landscaper planted three young bald cypress trees (about 12 feet tall). They are moving into shock. I am watering them twice a day - once in early morning and again in early afternoon. I water in early afternoon because the leaves act like they are drying out. Half of the leaves on one three have died and the other two trees are holding their own with just a few leaves dead. My question is should I continue to water twice a day or stop or do what?
It is possible that there are air pockets in the soil that are affecting the roots. I would step firmly on the root balls to help collapse any air pockets. Flood the area with water to help fill them in. Continue watering. It may also have a fungus disease, so I would treat the plant with a fungicide (Neem oil is good). For additional info on transplant shock, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm
I live in zone 7 just north of Atlanta. We had a 6-ft Hinoki cypress installed in the spring on the front corner of our house that faces northeast. We fertilized the small tree spring and fall with fertilizer stakes and watered it throughout an unusually hot and dry summer. Now the inside needles from about 2 inches out from the trunk have turned yellow brown. I have a photo if there is an email address I can send it to. Is there any way to save this tree? Any help appreciated.
I suspect that it may be dying from stress or from a fungus, but should be able to tell more if I can see how the problem is affecting it. Please go ahead and send the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The interior foliage may be dying back due to a lack of light, but it may also be a fungus that is attacking the interior due to a lack of air circulation. The lack of light issue is somewhat normal, but it is not normally that abrupt and severe. Has something happened that may have limited the light to the plant recently? As a precaution, I would recommend treating the plant with a fungicide. If the interior die off is due to a fungus, this will help to clear it up.
I have a hedge of cypress that reached over 30 feet tall and 15 wide. When trimmed back and topped it exposed much dead (brown) branches. Will the Cypress leaf out again from the branches/trunks? Should I trim back the small brown dead branches to expose more of the living branches/trunks to sunlight?
With the leyland cypress, the rule of thumb is to never cut back into bare wood. As long as there are still green fronds on the branches, you can cut back. Branches devoid of foliage will never bud out again and re-grow and you will be left with bare areas that won't be green again. To avoid brown patches, you should prune during the growing season and do not cut into older, leafless growth.
I hope that helps.
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I have found the most magnificent tree in Savannah, GA. It is about 80 feet tall and a naturalist told me it is a cypress. It seems too big. Is he right? I have more photos but this is its leaf. How tall do cypress get? This one is very big around with smooth bark. Thanks.
Cypress trees can grow upwards of 100 feet tall. I am unable to answer your other questions because your photos did not upload.
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We have a very old cypress ( 50 years?) That is about 30 feet high. 7 years ago a raised bed was put around it, burying the base of the trunk for 24 inches. Now the tree looks unhealthy with some brown spots. If the dirt is pulled away from the base, will the tree recover?
If it has been 7 years since was done, it is likely not the cause of the current problem. Unfortunately, it is very hard to diagnose tree problems without examining the tree. If you can, I would recommend having a local tree expert come and look at the tree. If this is not possible, then treat the tree with both a fungicide and a pesticide. This would treat a significant number of issues that could be causing the problem. This is your best bet if you cannot have someone examine the tree.
The Italian Cypress limbs are green but they hang. Am I watering too much?
Yes, you may be watering to much.
Italian Cypress can survive in nearly all soil types and are drought tolerant.
Cut back on the watering.
My cypress tree is in a container and has thrived until this summer. When it has been hotter and dryer than usual, I have watered it regularly but it appears to be dying with portions of the tree turning brown and dry. Should I cut the dead portions out and hope the rest will survive?
Increase watering. Container plantings need daily water and even twice daily if the temperatures are above 85 degrees.
You can prune away dead material.