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Martinal

Help identifying a tree please

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Hi all

Please can you help me identify what the following tree is. We refer to it as the fairy tree because it is in the middle of a field. It's in an exposed area so shaped by the wind to a certain extent. It's always been healthy but this year in June we noticed it has brown leaves and is not as full of leaves this year as it has been previous years. We have assumed this was because it wasn't receiving enough water as we had a very dry period with no rain during may and june. There has been no trauma to this tree or the area around it since our build other than we dropped  a couple of stones under its canopy for sitting on. Any advice on what type of tree it is please ( to make sure we look after it as we should) and thoughts on whether we should be concerned about the brown leaves and because it is more bare than previously. I have included the following photos. The first photo is of the tree last year so you can see it is more bare this year. Can upload more photos of it helps. Thanks in advance, MartinaIMG_20190728_172227.thumb.jpg.bef3d36a4f1d6671e8d73dea260c6327.jpg

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Anyone any advice on whether our beech isn't well and how we should care for it, or do we just leave it be. Thinking do we remove the brown leaves etc

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1 hour ago, Martinal said:

Anyone any advice on whether our beech isn't well and how we should care for it, or do we just leave it be. Thinking do we remove the brown leaves etc

It's obviously not happy but removing the dead bits would just be removing the symptoms, the problem will be with the root system's ability to deliver water to the foliage.

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Thanks openspaceman. Must have been the really dry weather we had earlier in the year during lock down. We've had plenty of rain since! Will leave it alone and see what happens it then

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1 hour ago, Martinal said:

Thanks openspaceman. Must have been the really dry weather we had earlier in the year during lock down. We've had plenty of rain since! Will leave it alone and see what happens it then

That's probably all you can do but it may not just have been a period of drought but some other environmental factor affecting the roots.

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Only other thing could be some large stones we placed under the tree for sitting , just two of them, but can't imagine them hurting the roots. Now some lorries did drive over the field Behind the tree to deliver stone so could be they press down on the roots at the time. That's well over a year ago. Would it be fair to say there isn't anything we can proactively do to it but wait and see. There is plenty of rain at the moment!

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