Beech tree

Geddy asked 11 years ago

I have also planted a beech tree some 6 years ago (fagus sylvatica) about 30 metres away from the house and would like to know: 1. any problems with the roots in the future to foundation or pathway around house?2. I noticed, that the tree has 3 leaders (one would be better?) and should I cut out the other leaders ? Also would like to prune lower, bigger branch. when should that be done (early spring or late fall)?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The beech tree, at 30 metres, will not cause problems for the house but may lift paving if it is close.

 One leader makes a tree with better structure and branches are normally pruned in winter.