Cuts should be even and close to the collar of the main.
Step 1. Prune off low, rubbing or inward-growing branches in a bald cypress in late winter or earliest spring before new foliage emerges. Make cuts with hand pruners 1/4 inch above a lower, small branch junction, dormant bud or just outside the swollen collar tissue if.
Dig the cypress stump out of the ground. Since cypress is a rot-resistant wood, this is the fastest means to remove the stump. Dig a trench around the base of the tree with a grub hoe and shovel.
The trench should be at least 2 feet wide and 2 feet deep. Cut the roots of the tree with an ax, grub hoe or branch loppers as you encounter them. Sep 21, Cut the leader close to the main trunk, being sure to cut even with the collar (swollen ridge). Do not use tree-wound dressing on bald cypress trees. Cut small branches from the lower trunk with hand pruning shears.
Cuts should be even and close to the collar of the main trunk. This encourages bald cypress trees to grow straight trunks.
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Jan 24, A bald cypress, Louisiana's state tree, is more prone to send up knees in moist areas. According to LSU horticulturists, you can carefully remove the knees without harming the tree: Dig a Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.