Common Whitebeam

Common Whitebeam

Observation - Common Whitebeam. Description: Spotted this in ancient woodland. Mostly oak and silver birch with a few beech. I spend a lot of time looking at tree bark and can identify the trees common to this area from the bark. This stood out as completely different to anything I've seen locally.

Spotted this in ancient woodland. Mostly oak and silver birch with a few beech. I spend a lot of time looking at tree bark and can identify the trees common to this area from the bark. This stood out as completely different to anything I've seen locally. A tall slender tree, still holding many leaves. Distinctive marking on bark.