Beech Hedge dying from top down

martina kenny asked 13 years ago

Beech hedge – Planted 1.5 yrs, went well for the first while but now dying back from the top down. No obvious signs of insects. No chemicals used in the area. Couldn’t be drought!?! Beside a meadow.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Beech can be tricky to establish and it the soil conditions are not suitable, they can die back. The usual problem is ground to heavy or poor drainage. Beech needs good drainage and good fertile soil … and no competition.