Back in the 80s a large number of Italian cypress were planted, by the mid to late 90s nearly 95% were gone. The next few years everyone forgot what happened and started demanding them again. A most certain cycle has returned. Here at Advanced Tree and Shrub Care we affectionately call Italian Cypress, special needs trees. It requires special attention and care. In its native range, the Italian Cypress live several hundred years and reach heights past 60 feet. Here in North Texas it is just a fraction of that. The climate and soils are much different than their native range so they have challenges and the certainly suffer. These past several seasons have been most challenging, wet, humid, cloudy with weather events, conducive for Fungal infections like Phomopsis,
These past several seasons have been most challenging, wet, humid, cloudy with weather events, conducive for Fungal infections like Phomopsis, cercospora, seridium, phytophthora and bleeding canker, and it would be most helpful if the trees were planted correctly, root flares exposed and pronounced. That just compounds the issue. Treat the trees with a good chance of survival and clean the tree out of dead tissue, disinfect tools and let the trees dry out.
Contact us today to learn more about treating the Italian Cypress.