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Hornbeam in Winter

Observed: 16th February 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:

Young trees: trunks differ from Beech by looking slightly twisted and rather "tendon-y".
As usual, exhibiting marcescence, ie holding on to dead leaves on the lower, juvenile, branches. Even very old Hornbeam, Beech and Oak trees will do this. Makes it easy to check the leaf margins: Hornbeam are toothed, Beech are not.

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Species with which Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) interacts