Hornbeam in Winter

Hornbeam in Winter

Observation - Hornbeam in Winter - UK and Ireland. 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

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.