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Growing and Maintaining A Hornbeam Tree

Hornbeam trees are a shade tree found in most landscapes and can suit homes. Hornbeam Trees are made of strong wood that does not split. American Hornbeam trees are known for being the wood used in tools and can have many uses. These trees are small, and they can look dense in the sunlight. They are producers of fruit and birds, and small mammals will use the branches and use the nutlet fallings that can appear in later seasons of the year. The tree will turn orange, red and yellow during the fall. The wildlife is very prone to using these trees as a refuge during the harsh winter months. The Hornbeam trees can become nesting site as animals use the branches and use them as a home for themselves as well as comfort. There are beavers present nearby using these trees, and it can be very common for rabbits to be found in the forests which are made up of these trees. Many forests in the Eastern portion of the United States of American and southern Canada also have these trees in abundance throughout their lands. It is a medium-sized tree that will grow up to thirty feet tall in size. Hornbeam trees are known as blue-beech trees because of the blue-ish gray coloring of the tree bark itself. There are smaller versions of this tree known as Japanese hornbeam, which also needs pruning throughout the year. When the hornbeams are first growing, they need careful attention, such as watering especially when there are droughts. They can tolerate longer periods between scheduled water periods the older that they get. You do not need to prune this plant a lot, but you should keep in mind to trim all of the branches to make room and space for new growth.


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