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Planting Beech trees

Last post 26-03-2018 12:02 PM by Blackstart. 1 replies.

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  • 14/03/2018 10:02 PM
    • CamMac
    • United Kingdom
    • 25 May 2013
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    Hi,

     I'm planning to replace a Leylandii with some beech trees. The Leylandii is about 30m tall (it is very large) and I would like to plant three 4m beech in it's place. A nursery is offereing me three 20cm girth, 4m bare root trees, however, the earliest I could plant them would be the beginning of April. I believe the best time to plant beech is late autumn, but the nursery say that it will be fine to plant them at the beginning of April. They are at a good price, and if I get them planted by the nursery I can probably get a year's guarantee, but still I'm feeling nervous about it. Has anyone got experience that could help me decide? I should mention I live in the south east (Essex).

     Thanks and regards,

     Cam

  • 26/03/2018 12:02 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    Given the weather we have been having recently they should be fine to plant as soon as you can in early April. Blackstart