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Sue326Sue326 Posts: 3

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?

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,079

    Sounds like total rubbish to me!

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 28,384

    Balderdash!

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    p.s. I've always wanted to type that word!

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,357

    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.

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  • Sue326Sue326 Posts: 3

    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.

  • WaysideWayside Posts: 773

    Leave it alone and get the pigs (swine) in.

  • B3B3 Posts: 13,232

    Might your neighbour's advice be slightly biased? image

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 61,431

    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? image

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 28,384

    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?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,131

    I wonder what the neighbour's agenda is image

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