New beech leaves – Fran Halsall

The graceful boughs of a mature Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica) hang laden with new leaves. The beech is among one of the most easily recognisable British broadleaf trees. In summer the foliage matures to a darker glossy-green, while in autumn they become a riot of red tones, young trees often retain their leaves all winter in sheltered areas.

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