The trunk of this 'tree' is a foot across. That is me looking pretty disgusted with it. This 'hedge' was planted about 25 years ago. It is Leylandii Cyprus which is sold in this area as a hedge tree that will grow super fast. Yeah. Because it grows into a full grown tree in a few years. My tree guy Scott said that if not pruned, these trees can grow to 70 feet tall and 70 feet across. And they are sold as hedge trees? We have branches coming out of the hedge on our side that are eight inches across. So it requires a chain saw to prune, or a whole lot of money to have a tree service do it. Even though we cut the bottom 12-15 feet back to the trunk, it didn't really improve the shade factor much as it is still hanging about 8 feet over the property line at the height that we couldn't reach with an extension ladder.
I think my sister just wanted a garden fashion shot.
'Just look over there and...yes that's it!!... I got it, I got it.... perfect!'
This is me by the same tree. I am almost six feet tall. Do the math and you can see that this monstrosity is a sun sucking behemoth.
Dead stuff in the hedge.