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corco2000
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: beech tree and hedge difference Reply with quote

Hi, what is the difference between the two? If i picked a large amount of sapling beneeth a beech tree (which I have on site) can I make a hedge from these somewhere else (following strict transplant procedure). I look at peoples beech hedging usually along driveways, the stem seem to be very thick, unlike the tree for the same hight
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi corco
there is no reason why the saplings you have would not make a sucessful hedge.
the reason the stems are thicker on hedge beech as opposed to letting them develop into trees is the pruning to keep them as a hedge.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i believe the roots are usually 'pruned' in a beech hedge too - usually by driving a spade into the soil at an angle to sever any tap-style roots; i'm sure i saw mention of that here before.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, thank you for the replies. Last qeustion- at what distance apart should I be planting a sapling for the purpose of a hedge, 1' to 1.5'?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would say about 1.5-2feet apart should be good
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