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Thread: cypress knees
June 9th, 2011, 04:17 PM #1
my neighbor has a cypress tree in their yard. the knees are sprouting up in my yard and dulling the mower blade(and my toes!)
how do i get rid of them?
June 9th, 2011, 04:25 PM #2
June 9th, 2011, 04:25 PM #3
I was gonna post the same question. I have two cypress in my front yard and I HATE them. I can't even use my mower anymore on 1/2 the yard and the leaves are impossible to rake.
June 9th, 2011, 04:30 PM #4
I could be wrong but I think it is illegal to cut cypress knees. But that may apply to wild areas and not residential areas. Doesn't matter though because they will keep coming back if there is a tree nearby
June 9th, 2011, 04:32 PM #5
June 9th, 2011, 05:53 PM #6
June 9th, 2011, 07:53 PM #7
I have the same problem. I have 2 cypress trees on the left side of my yard. The people who lived there before me let the area under them get overgrown really bad so my wife and I have it cut down and neat looking but it's pretty much useless. I'm eventually going to put a dirt pad down and put a shed between the cypress trees to make some use of that area.
June 9th, 2011, 08:03 PM #8
Tractor with box blade. Just pops them right up. Sometimes needs a little trimming after. Don't use heavy weed killer, the tree will soak it up.
June 9th, 2011, 08:06 PM #9
Drill a hole in each of them and pour in some round-up. That'll take care of the knees...and probably the tree
June 9th, 2011, 08:56 PM #10
i like the killing the tree idea too.
no way to get any tractor in there. its too tight. my roomates biggest concern is knees are going to put holes in his pool.
June 9th, 2011, 08:59 PM #11
Chainsaw?I never met a deadly weapon that I didn't like.
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June 9th, 2011, 09:47 PM #12I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.
I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid. I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.
June 9th, 2011, 10:23 PM #13
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June 10th, 2011, 05:53 AM #14
For unwanted roots in my yard I use a sawzall with a long blade. Just cut the root in sections and yank them up. The sawzall is good practice for firing full autosI'm a pistol packing vegetarian. I believe in keeping my options open.
June 10th, 2011, 06:18 AM #15
June 10th, 2011, 06:53 AM #16
June 10th, 2011, 07:13 AM #17
Don't kill the tree, let it grow. We need more trees. The Cypress is a beautiful tree.
The Cypress is related to the Giant Redwood tree and will get as big as they do but it takes many hundreds of years.
Of course, this is a free country and you gotta do what you gotta do.
June 10th, 2011, 07:21 AM #18
Chainsaw with a chain you didn't really like anyway is easiest. Cuts them at ground level, and in my yard, kept them below the mower blade for close to 2 years. Your chain, however, will be pretty much unusable after due to the dirt/sand dulling the edges.USPSA #A74215
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June 10th, 2011, 08:35 AM #19
June 10th, 2011, 09:16 AM #20