Beeches: tri colored beech tree

Discussion in 'Fagaceae (beeches, oaks, etc.)' started by jdfarrer, May 14, 2009.

  1. jdfarrer

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    After planting the tree, the following season the tree buded out in the spring then did nothing more! Is it possible to snip the ends back about 3 or 4 inches and may be make a come back?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not sure what you mean. It is best not pruned though.

    Can you post a photo?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Heading back would not help.
     
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    When I first planted the tree last spring-08, the tree looked great, then this spring-09 the tree budded out then nothing more happened. I wanted to prune it so maybe to force a blume.
    Thank you
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Don't. Having the ends cut off on top of whatever is interfering with leafing out will not help it at all.

    It may also be dead. Beeches are touchy about drainage and have other limitations, as do all trees.
     

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