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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Beech tree question Reply with quote

I planted a small Aldi beech tree, fagus sylvatica a few weeks ago. There seems to be buds, on eor two litle brown leaves but no sign of anything else. Would it have died. i read that bud break is middle April to beginning May
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi ,not in leaf here yet, watch for the brown pointy buds elongate before opening , should be in next week or two.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi ,not in leaf here yet, watch for the brown pointy buds elongate before opening , should be in next week or two.
oh that is good. I have the brown pointy buds so hopefully its ok. How often should i water it this good weather, do not want to give too much. Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi ,not in leaf here yet, watch for the brown pointy buds elongate before opening , should be in next week or two.
buds longer no leaf, you?
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have a few in leaf now but some are taking longer , buds still extending.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of our beech trees is just starting to break bud now but there's no sign of the other (smaller) ones starting yet. They look healthy though and I'm not worried about them. Give them another few weeks. Beech and ash are usually the last
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little leaves beginning to appear now Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all beech trees do not break buds at the same time. There may be as much as two weeks from the earliest to the latest. This is due to slight differences in their genetic make-up.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll also notice that the dead brown leaves will begin to drop off late April. The real sign of your beech tree being alive is the brown buds waiting to leaf. These will turn white/light brown just before leafing.

I put in a beech hedge 2 years ago and I'm very happy with it.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dermodyr wrote:
You'll also notice that the dead brown leaves will begin to drop off late April. The real sign of your beech tree being alive is the brown buds waiting to leaf. These will turn white/light brown just before leafing.

I put in a beech hedge 2 years ago and I'm very happy with it.
it is new so no brown leaves and the buds are going white and leafing now. Thanks for the feedback everyone
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier this year have a couple green leaves already, milder weather?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you said you planted a small beech tree I hope you have room for it as it will be a monster in time
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've a very long (and very old) beech hedge in our garden and -- when it comes to leafing -- it's always a bit like a patchwork quilt. Some sections have already dropped the old leaves and are unfurling this year's leaves. Others are still just "sitting there", thinking about life !

Incidentally, if anyone in the Bray area is interested ... we've umpteen 4-6 inch high beech seedlings looking for new homes. They've not leafed yet, so -- based on past experience -- should move pretty easily. For a hedge (and definitely a tree !) they're probably a slightly long-term proposition, but still worth the bother if you've a patient disposition !

PS ... Hope you don't mind my hi-jacking your thread Banner, but it reminded me about the seedlings !
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonany wrote:
We've a very long (and very old) beech hedge in our garden and -- when it comes to leafing -- it's always a bit like a patchwork quilt. Some sections have already dropped the old leaves and are unfurling this year's leaves. Others are still just "sitting there", thinking about life !

Incidentally, if anyone in the Bray area is interested ... we've umpteen 4-6 inch high beech seedlings looking for new homes. They've not leafed yet, so -- based on past experience -- should move pretty easily. For a hedge (and definitely a tree !) they're probably a slightly long-term proposition, but still worth the bother if you've a patient disposition !

PS ... Hope you don't mind my hi-jacking your thread Banner, but it reminded me about the seedlings !
No problem hijack away!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, banner ... you're a true "gardener" and obviously understand how I feel when it comes to re-homing my wee orphans !
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