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    cypress knees

    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?

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    Lol

    The neighbors?
    That's easy uh the knees...........??????

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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman7925 View Post
    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
    AFAIK it's only illegal to cut waterborn cypress.

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    good luck..

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    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.

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    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.

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    Drill a hole in each of them and pour in some round-up. That'll take care of the knees...and probably the tree

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    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.

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