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Re: Swamp Cypress

Subject: Re: Swamp Cypress
From: Antony Croft
Date: Nov 22 2021 16:39:19
What beauty!  I doubt that has ever been pruned, and all trees can be
pruned, no matter what the literature says.

I wouldnt touch it personally, no reason to

On Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 5:44 PM "Rupert Baker" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
wrote:

Hi Oisin,
Personal experience only - the ones on sites I inspect regularly or manage
for clients do not show such a tendency; the very large 2-stemmed one at
Dartington Hall in the courtyard - the best example I know of - is
2-stemmed; 106, 108 cm dbh; bolted and cable-braced due to poor union at
base; very high target level- in courtyard of grade1 listed building, in
busy area- but no history of shedding more than minor twigs. See image for
tree
Yours has an interesting habit of growth from the photo; looks like its
been cloud-pruned - Niwaki.....
Atb
Rupert

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info On Behalf Of Oisin Kelly
Sent: 22 November 2021 12:35
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Swamp Cypress

Thoughts please.

I have been looking at a large swamp cypress (25m tall, 125cm DBH). It was
previously twin stemmed, but one of the stems was truncated at 4m.
Image attached.

In the past few years, it has shed several branches  - around 2 to 4m
long, with basal diameter up to 150mm. After each occasion, I have
inspected, but have not found any sign of disease, dysfunction that might
alert one to further failures. I suspect, this may be something typical of
the species and age. Does anyone have knowledge or experience of this?
Also, any ideas on what pruning might be reasonably carried out to reduce
the risk of branch failure - the short side branches do not seem to lend
themselves to lateral reduction.

Thanks

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Oisin



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