Leylandii are a fast growing coniferous tree often used for hedges especially in the West Sussex area as the area is quite exposed to wind so people have created wind shields with them. The downside is they are very aggressive and dominant, often damaging soil and reducing the wildlife that might prefer a more hospitable tree or bush to live in.
Some things you might like to know about Leylandii bushes and trees:
How big do they get?
Leylandii are known to reach in excess of 5 metres in height and will grown rapidly each year to the point that many people lose control of them.
Are they easily managed?
Being fast growing, you’ll find yourself annually controling the tops and outwards growth, but be warned that overtrimming can leave unsightly dark and dead patches. If you do cut back to brown wood, the leylandii will not reshoot so you’ll be left with a brown bush or patches.
Can I easily get rid of a Leylandii?
Like any tree or bush it can be cut down or back. There’s a lot of very prickly branchs with this conifer so be ready to wear gloves.
How do we deal with these trees and bushes.
Depending on the size of the growth we may simply trim it back and reduce height. This job alone sees a lot of debri so we chipper the waste. We use our specialist wider based ladders to work around the tree or bush as there is often very little to lean on.
If we find that the tree or bush has grown out too much there is no way of thinning it without being left with brown wood that will never reshoot, so we’d recommend taking out the damaged tree and starting again.
If you would like to know more about our service for managing Leylandii bushes and trees in the sussex area please get in touch now and we’ll happily arrange a site visit and quotation.