Measure the diameter of the tree's trunk, 4 inches above the ground.
Use pruning shears or hedge clippers to prune the Italian Cypress tree. Shears are ideal if you are doing upkeep on the tree and simply removing some wayward branches.
However, if you want to shape or cut off the top of the tree, hedge clippers will make the job easier. Italian cypress trees are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7b through Italian cypress may require removal or transplanting if their height causes problems or if.
I have 4 Italian Cypress that are about 20' tall. They have been infested by spider mites and sadly cannot be saved. They are feet from the foundation of my home, and I'm wondering if I should have the stump and/or root ball removed.
Can the rotting stump/roots cause problems so close to the h.