I need some advice as to how best to help, (staking and or pruning), young European Beach trees get off to a good start with respect to obtaining good form and shape in addition to avoiding any future branching problems that may ocure. In 2006 I purhcashed the following Fagus sylvatica graphs from Coenosium Gardenâ€™s: â€˜ Interrputa Purpureaâ€™, â€˜Albovarriegataâ€™, and â€˜Purpurea Tricolorâ€™. The plants are all strong. healthy and well branched with the exception of Albovarriegata (which is a shame but thatâ€™s a question for another time). My hope is that one day these trees will develop their full character and become specimens. Maybe the best thing is to do nothing; I donâ€™t know thatâ€™s my problem.