Pruning also helps to preserve the health of the tree.
Jun 21, Prune the tree to get rid of dead or weak limbs at any time of the year, but do your major trimming in the early spring or in October, when the tree is not in an active growth phase. Monterey Bay, California, area (Fig.
Be sure never to cut into old wood as it will not regrow.
1). It has a high wind tolerance, becoming increasingly more attractive under heavy wind conditions. Narrow and pyramid-shaped when young, Monterey cypress spreads with age, and can become 70 to 90 feet in height. It is one of the major trees planted to hold the sands in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, but File Size: KB. Shape the cypress tree only if it needs it or you are trying to train it into a certain design.
Trim the tips of the branches, taking off no more than one-third of the length at any given time.