I’ve had issues with Italian cypress trees ever since I went to Balmorreah State Park in west Texas about 5 years ago. The park had these giant, scary trees looming over the pond. End of story, I can’t handle the sight of them.
Anyhow! I see neighbors plant them waaaay too close to their homes. I live in a 10 year old (more or less) neighborhood. I don’t think these folks have a clue how damn big the trees get. Now, the pictures I took are in El Paso, which has significantly less rain than Austin. I’m scared about what the future holds. What if the trees fluff out early? eeep!