Hornbeam was cut back and edited a bit. Too much growth at the upper parts of the crown is shading inner structure and would cause dieback of weaker parts of the crown. Now much lighter and hopefully safe for inner growth for a few weeks. Shoots at the top cut back to one or two buds maximum. The lower part of the growth was largely left untouched to gain vigour.
|After editing top part of the crown. The light must be allowed to reach inner parts of the structure to avoid dieback of shaded branches.|
|The tree before editing after a few weeks of unrestricted growth. Top of the crown already too dense.|