Beech Hedge first pruning

Colm Waters asked 12 years ago

Recently planted a bare root copper beech hedge, at a 100 metres in total and set out with the typical guidelines of 18 inches apart, compost used etc. The next step is to figure out how and when to prune this particular type of hedging? The bare roots themselves are approx two foot and a half above ground level and were planted in March. I would appreciate PRUNING suggestions you may have plus several have not shown any life (no growth) is there anything to do… Look forward to hearing from you…

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Palnt snot showing any signs of life need to be replaced in November, this is common with beech.

Light pruning with secateurs of wayward branches can be carried out when the hedge is still small and this will lead on to clipping as more branches get out of line.