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Trim down cypress exposing dry/drown core

I moved to a new house recently with a cypress (I think) growing up against the livingroom window (see photo). image 

I'd like to take it down in height (so I can open the window) but as I'm sure is common, it is brown and dry inside (I would include a photo of that too but it appears you can only add one photo to a forum post here?)

In cutting it down, I would expose a brown, dry circle on the top which isn't a problem if it will green up over time.  Is anyone able to advise if that will happen or will the exposed part stay brown and dry?


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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,148

    It will stay brown unfortunately, cypress don't regrow from brown bits. 

    Maybe you got a photo glitch, you can upload any number of photos per post

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,770

    In a word ........... DON'T!!! image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Or take the whole plant out. It is not a thing of great beauty.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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