Hello all! We're in Maryland and digging out from Snowpocalypse this week (almost 3 feet of snow in an area that rarely gets more than a few inches). Our row of six unstaked, 4-year-old Leyland cypresses, now about 15-20' high, were covered and severely bent over by the snow--several are lying almost flat to the ground, others are at a 45-degree angle. We love these trees and really want to save them if at all possible.
Question: Once the snow melts, I think I'll have to guy up these trees with stakes and line (padding the trunks to prevent rope damage) and hope they remember how to grow straight up! I'll also re-mulch them because, well, it couldn't hurt and maybe the extra "tree food" will help. Does anyone have any other advice/warnings for saving these trees? Many thanks! --Erik