american beech

  1. 603bonsai

    Advice on inground big beech chop

    This beech got clobbered by a big ash tree that came down on it years ago. I’ve been messing around with it for the last two years. I want to make 1 or 2 more big cuts before I pull and pot it with in 2025 or 2026 (depending if I make the full chop now or do it over two seasons). Here is a...
  2. J

    Need advice - American Beech

    Hello everyone I am looking for some feedback. I dug this American Beech up this past February and it made it through its first summer pretty well. But honestly I have no idea what I am doing with its overall design. Do y'all have any insight on what I should do?
  3. D

    American beech styling ideas

    This American beech, I collected 2 years ago. It has 4"-5" base, and has been growing untouched. I am just looking for ideas on what direction to go with this tree. I'm am not a fan of the type of broom style where the trunk splits into two leaders of equal size. I just don't want to create one...

    Tricolor Beech development and re-potting

    I have one European beech that I got from a nursery last spring that i did a partial defoliation. I also cut back some of the leggy growth at the same time and the tree responded well by back budding in a few places. The issue that I had with that tree was the leaves where very yellow looking so...
  5. GreatLakesBrad

    American Beech - no likey literati?

    My girlfriend has heard me drone on about my love for the american beech and how I’d love one in my collection. An early xmas present arrived today. Fagus Grandifolia! So incredibly excited (also have several scoped out for collection in spring) ... however, I’m not sold on the literati approach...
  6. S

    American beech (Fagus grandifolia) collecting and as bonsai

    I am considering trying to collect an American beech this spring to work on. They are one of my favorite trees and are readily available. It should be much quicker than trying to grow from seed. I would like to know if others have had success collecting and training American beech and are...
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