Stand of young Beech trees

Stand of young Beech trees

Observation - Stand of young Beech trees - UK and Ireland. Description: I haven't seen Beech this densely planted before: presumably heavily managed to create long straight timber. Leaves alternate, margins entire but with a fringe of silky hairs - quite different from Hornbeam (see earlier Observation). Bark quite smoo

I haven't seen Beech this densely planted before: presumably heavily managed to create long straight timber.

Leaves alternate, margins entire but with a fringe of silky hairs - quite different from Hornbeam (see earlier Observation).

Bark quite smooth and grey in these young trees.