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Distinguishing Hornbeam (Photo 1) from Beech
Observed: 30th January 2011 By: George W
Added: 31st January 2011
The bark and leaves of the Beech tree and Hornbeam tree are very similar. I have looked for examples of each which will help to illustrate a difference to look for. The Hornbeam is smooth but has dark and light areas running up and down the trunk (photos 1 and 2). The Beech (photo 3) is smooth and even coloured.