April 14, 2018

Planting a New Hedge at the Farm

It’s no secret how much I love planting trees, and because I also feel strongly about reforestation and giving back to the earth, the more trees planted, the better.

I’ve planted thousands of trees since I purchased my Bedford, New York property. They look so  pretty planted in allees, in groves, and as privacy hedges. This week, the outdoor grounds crew took on the large task of planting more than 170-trees along the new fence surrounding my pool. For this area, I chose purple columnar beech trees, Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' - a splendid tree with deep-purple foliage that holds its color all season. Columnar beech trees reach 40 to 50 feet in height and only 10-feet wide which makes them perfect for tight spaces and as an interesting hedge.

Enjoy these photos.