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Beech

Observed: 1st January 2013 By: Rachy RamoneRachy Ramone is knowledgeable about PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in Plants
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Description:

Fantastic double avenue of mature Beech, now in the middle of an urban park, leading nowhere.
Distinctive long, slender, pointed reddish-brown buds with numerous bud scales clearly visible (apologies for poor phone-photo).
If you're not familiar with trees in winter, Beech can be confused with Hornbeam, but Hornbeam leaves are toothed (look around the ground for leaf litter in winter) and Hornbeam buds are curved, and often lie very close to the twig (adpressed), not sticking out in all directions, as Beech do.

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Species with which Beech (Fagus sylvatica) interacts