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Pruning a Beech Hedge


By Modelt

United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone tell me the best time to prune a beech hedge
in the north Oxford area



Assuming it's a mature hedge, anytime between May and end of August, probably twice a year, one in May and then again now.

18 Aug, 2009


Thanks for that, it is a very mature hedge, i did trime it early one year and it seamed to affect the growth of new leaves. Last year i did it late in September and i damadges the leaves quiet badly for over wintering.

21 Aug, 2009


Well the professional way to do a hedge is to go over with the hedge trimmer, then go back over with secateurs and trim back any bits of stem or wood that aren't back to a leaf, also removing a portion of stem with damaged leaves. Makes it more time consuming, but gives a much better finish.

22 Aug, 2009

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