Fagus sylvatica progression

parhamr

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I’ve been working on this tree since June 2014. I think I’m working on an informal upright globe/flame sort of style. I’m inspired by Andrew Robson’s amazing beech. I have many years to go before this is show ready ;)

As I bought it from Portland Nursery for about $12 in a 4" pot
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2015 in a deep 3-gallon nursery can with diatomaceous earth gravel:
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2017 right before I put it in a grow box
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2018 during a move
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June 2019 looking bushy. You might be able to see some of my work to keep most of the upper and outer leaves halved to
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October 2019 with symbiotic fungi. This tree has had fall fruits at least 3 times.
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Today after some root work to reduce organic contents, remove the coarse and chunky roots, and to
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The nebari is a little funky but I’m kinda liking how wild and natural it has been. I could definitely improve it with some ground layering. That may yet come.
 

Hartinez

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I should have done a BIN on a recent European beech that was on one of the auction sites. Only ended up bidding a low price. This’ll be a great tree long term Reid.
 

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This tree is doing well. I pruned its long growths back to the second bud on most branches in late May and early June.
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I also decreased the foliage area by cutting nearly all of the leaves in half. This has been critical on this tree to keep interior growths healthy. The tree has been happy enough about it as to put on a new flush of growths.
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