Our neighbour has suggested that the number of beech nuts on the ground from our beech tree (mature) is a sign that it is dying.
We live in NE England.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Sounds like total rubbish to me!
p.s. I've always wanted to type that word!
What you have is a mast year. The tree produces a massive amount of fruit.(beech masts)
This is turn feeds a burgeoning population of birds and rodents.
It may have fewer next year , just a natural variation.
Thank you to everyone.
We want to have some work done on it and the neighbour said that no tree surgeon would touch it; he intimated that it would be best to take it down. It is about 150 years old and it's breaking my heart.
Leave it alone and get the pigs (swine) in.
Might your neighbour's advice be slightly biased?
I think you'll be better off getting the advice of a properly qualified tree-surgeon/arboriculturist .... don't suppose your neighbour's qualifications include that do they?
Do not listen to your neighbour - no thats not quite right, listen and ignore! Beech is one of our most beautiful native trees. What exactly do you wish to do to it Sue? Is it major or just a bit of tidying up?
I wonder what the neighbour's agenda is