European Weeping Beech

The European Weeping Beech tree is an iconic cemetery species and botanical specimen. Known for its cascading form and burgundy foliage, the cemetery’s European Weeping Beech trees are some of the oldest trees on the grounds. Two have been identified in need of immediate care including dead wooding, crown cleaning, clearance pruning, soil de-compaction, and root collar protection. Also identified are a grove of European Beech trees, one of which is diseased and needs to be removed for the health of the other trees. In addition to the removal, each remaining tree needs to be treated to prevent the spread of disease.

We are also monitoring a new disease called beech leaf disease that is moving east, originating in Pennsylvania. We will use the latest research on helping these trees resist this disease.

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