Tree ID and care

diy_rookJuly 15, 2013

Hello, Could someone please tell me what this is and if there is anything I could do at this point to trim it way down so it isn't so tall. It looks very odd and out of place being this tall and skinny. I'm thinking my only option is to cut it down.

Thanks in advance!

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esh_ga

A close up of a leaf would help. Are you sure it is not a tree with a vine rather than just a single plant?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 10:29PM
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diy_rook

Sure thing - here is a closeup od a leaf. It isn't a vine and it appears to be one tree with branches that droop in a major way.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 6:03PM
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diy_rook

Here is a better pic of the tree as well.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 6:04PM
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Dzitmoidonc(6)

Copper Beech, Fagus sylvatica, some form of a weeping fastigate variety? BTW, not native to North America.

This post was edited by Dzitmoidonc on Tue, Jul 16, 13 at 18:07

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 6:06PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

And here I was thinking it was bigfoot

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 6:22PM
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diy_rook

That's it! Thanks a lot. Now - what to do with it....

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 7:01PM
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wisconsitom

Topping the tree is a good way to ruin it. Perhaps you can change your own mindset and learn to appreciate the growth form, which is completely normal for this type of tree. It can be a hard lesson for some gardeners to learn-that sometimes the best thing to do is nothing. Meanwhile, the plant can continue to grow and develop. It's not going to remain exactly as you see it now.

+oM

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 12:44PM
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diy_rook

I decided to leave it alone after identifying what it is. Now that I know it is supposed to look like that, I'm ok with it. Thanks for the help.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 8:06PM
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