How To Prevent Or Remove Knees On Bald Cypress Tree

Question From: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Q: Nancy, I live in Baton Rouge, LA and I have a bald cypress in my back yard. I love the tree but the recent floods have brought and abundance of "knees" up through the grass. Is there a product that will stunt the propagation of these knees. I'm told that my only choice is to get out there and cut each one back with a saw. Any suggestions?

A: I would get the advice of a certified arborist in your area. To find one go to and enter your zipcode. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy