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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    August 20, 2020
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    It, very well, could have been the large tree that is nearby.

    Depending on the type of tree, it could have been allelopathic to your Beech.

    Unfortunately, your photo did not come through, so I am unable to assess the damage.

    What I can do in the meantime is provide some of our articles for the care of Beeches and how to prune. This will offer tips on keeping them healthy, and helping to return vigor to the hedge.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/beech

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/beech/prune-beech-hedge-trees.htm

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    October 28, 2020
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    This kind of pruning can be done, best, in February! Hard pruning to reduce size is best done during the Winter. This article will offer some more information:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/beech/prune-beech-hedge-trees.htm

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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    March 30, 2021
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    Beech grows moderately to fast, 30 to 60 cm (12 to 23 inches) a year. Give it proper care to keep it growing well. These articles should help:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/beech/prune-beech-hedge-trees.htm

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/popular/beech/growing-guide

    https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/fagus-sylvatica

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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    May 3, 2021
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    I think this article indicates that you can trim it throughout the year, "regularly" and "routinely," reserving any hard pruning for winter when it's dormant. Here's an article about trimming a shrub into a tree: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/pruning-a-shrub-into-a-tree.htm

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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    May 12, 2021
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    I'm not sure you can stop it from growing on that side, but here's an article that will explain how to trim it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/beech/prune-beech-hedge-trees.htm

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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    June 1, 2021
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    You could always dig it up and move it to another part of the garden.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/transplanting-trees.htm

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