Beech Trees and Epicormic Sprout

September 17, 2016
epicormic sprout

So this is interesting: Beech trees seem to only epicormic sprout when hinge cut, they do not appear to root sprout. This allows for the removal of the shading beech while providing cover for wildlife. There is not vigorous beech growth from the roots allowing for regeneration of other species.

Beech Tree
Beech Tree.