28 Juni 2010

More about the Beech Tree

Beech, many of hedges planted. Because the aisle in symbiosis with a fungus living roots of seedlings may never be cleaned immediately after planting and should not be given water. Retain their young beech leaf decayed to late April when the new magazine anticipates. Therefore, they particularly suitable for a dense high hedge (beech for a hedge no hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is a different species).

Beech often planted in avenues. As long as all the trees are healthy, this well, when a tree dies, then the sun by a tree after another followed. In beech forests is that little or no undergrowth, by the dense foliage but very little sunlight reaches the soil, while leaf herbaceous vegetation looizuurrijke counters.

Beech are 200-300 years old. The Middachter at Castle Avenue in De Steeg Middachten were until recently some of the oldest beech trees in the Netherlands. The biggest was 5 meters in size, and some of the trees were 44-46 feet high. They were planted in 1776. Because two aisles in the winter of 2004/2005 spontaneously collapsed and several beech trees were hollow and affected by the charcoal crust fungus, the owner of Estate Middachten they be cut in November 2005.

As for the beech wood is used, it is much less cut, because otherwise by discoloration and fungal wood unusable. The wood can be used for various products such as toys (because the little splinter), furniture and flooring. It is not suitable for outdoor or wet areas, because the wood black discolor quickly.

The nave may be affected by Nectria cinnabarina (Nectria cinnabarina), bark Cancer (Nectria ditisima), sooty (Dematiaceae) and Apiognomonia errabunda that necrotic spots caused.

Furthermore, the beech suffer the beech aphid (Phyllaphis fagi) woolly beech aphid (Cryptococcus fagisuga) beech spring beetle (Rhynchaenus fagi), the gall mite (Aculops fuchsiae) and gall midges as different Mikiola fagi.

The nave contains Fagin, a saponin. This fagines may provoke hemolysis. Especially horses are very sensitive to these toxins, especially in the beech nuts are stored. The leaves are slightly toxic.

Source: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beuk_%28boom%29

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