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I  really hope that Ash die back has not spread to beech trees.  An ancient beech near where I live died it was covered in Ganoderma fungus before being felled.  Since then two more younger beech trees are showing signs of distress, shedding seeds, thin canopy.  I pass them as I walk into town.  I hope it's not the fact that Ipswich has as much rain as the Middle East.  Or simply that Beech is sensitive to global warming.

I don't know much about trees other than I get upset when I see trees that I've known as a child are felled.  Only those folk who have lived in the same place all their lives will understand.

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It will be the rain , east anglia lost lots of big beech In the 80’s and 90’s due to drought, they don’t tolerate the dry at all , a very temperate tree.

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34 minutes ago, MattyF said:

It will be the rain , east anglia lost lots of big beech In the 80’s and 90’s due to drought, they don’t tolerate the dry at all , a very temperate tree.

Come on Matty which is it . The rain or the drought ? 😊

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Wet mild winter good for fungus then dry summer stresses weak tree?

 

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During the past decade, and in particular after the wet year 2002 and the dry year 2003, an increasing number of trees and stands of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in Bavaria were showing symptoms typical for Phytophthora diseases: increased transparency and crown dieback, small‐sized and often yellowish foliage, root and collar rot and aerial bleeding cankers up to stem heights of >20 m. Between 2003 and 2007 134 mature beech stands on a broad range of geological substrates were surveyed, and collar rot and aerial bleeding cankers were found in 116 (86.6%) stands.

ONLINELIBRARY.WILEY.COM

 

 

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7 hours ago, HateSoundOfChainsaws said:

Hi all

I  really hope that Ash die back has not spread to beech trees.  An ancient beech near where I live died it was covered in Ganoderma fungus before being felled.  Since then two more younger beech trees are showing signs of distress, shedding seeds, thin canopy.  I pass them as I walk into town.  I hope it's not the fact that Ipswich has as much rain as the Middle East.  Or simply that Beech is sensitive to global warming.

I don't know much about trees other than I get upset when I see trees that I've known as a child are felled.  Only those folk who have lived in the same place all their lives will understand.

Sounds like they could have COVID 19....🤔

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2 hours ago, HateSoundOfChainsaws said:

Thank you all for your replies.  Growing conditions in global warming conditions it is then.trigger_andy in future your living will be made with a water bowser, not a chainsaw!

 

 

Global Warming? Ok. :D:D:D 

 

My living is made with neither. :D By the time I retire in 25 years I'll be in the same industry as I am now I expect. Thats Oil and Gas. Gotta keep the Oil flowing! ;) Get this earth warmed up a little more, bloody freezing up my way.

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