Beech revisited (Fagus sylvatica)

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Beech revisited (Fagus sylvatica)

Post  AlainK on Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:55 am

Hi,

I've had this beech from a seedling I collected by a river in Massif Central. On one side, it had a huge scar, the other side was more suited to become the front, but was bending backward and there were big wire scars on it.

So I decided to try and bend the top forward, thinking if if bends, all right, if it breaks, that won't be a big loss anyway.

It broke.

This summer:





Today:



I'll put it in a shallow pot next spring and let the new leader grow freely for a season to gain some diameter...



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Post  BobbyLane on Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:13 pm

Do you prefer to grow on in training pots rather than the ground? has this one been put back in the ground since collection or was it all pot grown?
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Post  AlainK on Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:52 pm

Hi Bobby,

This one has always been in a pot.

One of his brothers was grown in a hedge for a few years, you've seen it before I think:

February 2005:



November 2016:



And yes, it's the same tree Wink
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