Sunday, 17 January 2016

Tree ID 4. Beech twigs

The long pointed buds on thin, zig-zag twigs help you recognise Beech.

We have a ring of beeches planted up at the Viewpoint in Filnore Woods.

As winter progresses you can see the white lining of hairs on the end of each bud scale.

Some of the buds on the big trees near posts 18 and 19 are already swelling prior to budburst.

They may regret it when the frosts come.

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