Pruning Beech Hedges

We planted a row of 7 beech hedges, 7 years ago. They seem to be doing well, however are reaching for sunlight because they are partially overshadowed by a larger maple. Of course we would like them to grow together…

Tree/Shrub Suggestions for Zone 4b

In a sunny, fairly dry location (rain dependent), what kind of tree would “anchor” the corner of my lot, near my sidewalk? I don’t want anything flowering (bees/insects), given the foot traffic past this location. Also the height of the…