The Best Method For Pruning Your Beech Trees, And How To Do It
Propagating beech trees is difficult, so starting with a young tree is best to get it acclimated into your yard. The benefit of having a young tree is that you can train it from a young age to make it easier to maintain when it’s older, much like a puppy. One thing to remember is that too much pruning can cause young trees to grow multiple trunks. Beech trees thrive when they have one main trunk, so allowing more than one can cause the tree to weaken until it eventually dies. Should it survive despite the multiple trunks, it may affect the crown shape and leave you with a not-as-aesthetically pleasing mature tree.
Winter is the best time of year to prune beech trees. It’s a deciduous tree that will drop its leaves in the fall, though the lower branches will hang onto their leaves throughout winter. Prune the tree while the limbs are bare so you don’t interrupt its growth and so you can see what you’re doing.