August 31, 2021

Pruning the Beech Hedge Around the Pool

Another good pruning job is complete at my Bedford, New York farm - this time, on the purple columnar beech trees surrounding my swimming pool.

Back in 2018, we planted more than 170 purple columnar beech trees, Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' along the inside of the pool fence. The columnar beech is a splendid tree with deep-purple foliage that holds its color all season long. It reaches 40 to 50 feet in height and only 10-feet wide which makes it perfect for tight spaces and for use as an interesting hedge. Last week, my gardeners gave the hedge a good pruning to keep all the beech trees healthy and looking their best.

Enjoy these photos.