As a homeowner in Missouri, you’re likely familiar with the beauty of beech trees and their presence throughout the state’s forests. Whether it’s a single tree or an entire grove on your property, these trees can add incredible value to any landscape. But taking care of them isn’t always straightforward – they require certain conditions and regular maintenance routines to thrive.
Identifying beech trees on your property
Beech trees are an impressive tree that has long provided us with many uses from furniture, medicine, flooring, and even barrels for brewing beer. For nature, beeches provide food and shelter to animals and other organisms.
The American beech can grow up to 80 feet tall and is identified through its distinctive smooth, light- to steel gray- bark, slender twigs, and simple, alternate bluish-green leaves that turn golden in the fall. These leaves are moderately toothed and ribbed with an oval shape that comes to a tip.
Have rich, well-drained soil
Beeches are best grown in deep, rich, moist, well-draining, slightly acidic soil in full sun to part shade. They can adapt but make sure that the tree doesn’t get too much moisture. It often doesn’t grow well in urban settings thanks to pollution. If left unattended, it will readily sucker to create a thicket.
Common problems include beech scale and woolly beech adelgid. Otherwise, the American beech is typically a hardy tree with no serious insect or disease problems.
Have the experts at Hansen’s Tree Service perform a full inspection
If you have a beech tree in your yard, it is important to ensure that it is adequately taken care of. To do this, you should enlist the help of the expert arborists at Hansen’s Tree Service. Not only will we assess your beech tree for any signs of damage or problems with the roots, but we will also inspect it for insects and diseases that may be afflicting the tree.
With our careful attention and detailed knowledge of trees, your beech can look its best and remain healthy for years to come.Call Hansen’s Tree Service Today For Your Hassle-Free Estimate