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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject: Beech Hedge Problem Reply with quote

just looking for some advice have a year old beech hedge planted last spring and it seems to be dying off in areas maybe in groups of 5 or six at a time. i pulled 1 of the plants from the ground and noticed some type of mould or fungus on the stem just below ground level small white blotches and some blue like mould. would this be what is causing the problem and is there any way this can be treated or has anyone come across this before some of the trees are triving and some are not i am afraid it will spread to others i will try to attach some photos maybe some 1 can explain.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey jmack,
I don't know of any fungus looking like that which would kill a plant. Most likely it is a secondary fungus, i.e. it colonized the roots after they already died.
The root should definetly not be looking like that though.
Either the roots were very bed when planted or they may have been planted too deep. Even planting a tree 1" too deep can kill it. Better to have it up in the air than digging for oil Smile
Is there any chance this may have happened?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gardenman wrote:
Hey jmack,
I don't know of any fungus looking like that which would kill a plant. Most likely it is a secondary fungus, i.e. it colonized the roots after they already died.
The root should definetly not be looking like that though.
Either the roots were very bed when planted or they may have been planted too deep. Even planting a tree 1" too deep can kill it. Better to have it up in the air than digging for oil Smile
Is there any chance this may have happened?


The plants were bare root and all planted at about the same depth out of 120 plants about 30 died in a couple of patches this is there 2nd season they all had leaves last year and these are bare this year ?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance the soil dips where the dead patches are or more water accumulates there for some reason. Beech aren't fond of wet feet, apart from that lab analysis might be needed.
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